Manchester United have been hit with a huge transfer blow after speculation that Sergio Ramos has agreed terms of a new contract with Real Madrid, Daily Star reports.
The 28-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer following a halt in negotiations over an increase in his wages.
It was said that Ramos was rejected in his efforts to get an salary equal to those of Real’s attacking players, alerting United boss Louis van Gaal to his sudden availability.
However, after months of doubt over the switch, it is now believed that the Spain international has agreed to remain with the La Liga giants.
He is also set to become the team’s new captain for the upcoming campaign, with newly appointed manager Rafa Benitez even confirming that he will not leave the Bernabeu.
Benitez earlier revealed that the centre-back will meet with club president Florentino Perez imminently in order to discuss his future ahead of the new campaign.
“I’ve been focused on training and I haven’t been able to have a chat with either Florentino Pérez or Ramos,” he said.
“Florentino told me that they were going to talk at lunch.”