Manchester United are believed to be urging Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos to publicly admit to wanting a move, according to reports from the Express.
The 29-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months with speculation that the centre-back was also keen on the switch.
Ramos was said to have been unable to reach an agreement with Real over his wages, alerting United boss Louis van Gaal to his availability ahead of the summer window.
However, the Spain international has never admitted to wanting to leave the Bernabeu, a key piece of information that can greatly influence the outcome of the potential transfer.
With the Red Devils pushing the defender to publicly admit his decision, the club can then plot exactly what needs to be done in order to secure his services.
The player has been a vital member of the squad’s backline, featuring a total of 42 times in all competitions last term while managing to net seven goals.