Manchester United’s hopes of landing Sergio Ramos this summer hang in the balance with reports from the Manchester Evening News claiming that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is set for crunch talks with the player next week.
The recently confirmed Los Blancos captain – he has been named as Iker Casillas’ successor – has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford of late amid claims that he’s desperate to end his spell with the La Liga giants to join Louis van Gaal’s side.
However, Perez wants the 29-year-old to stay and is plotting to sit down with him next week in a bid to convince him to stay put and end the rumours.
The Real shot-caller has already rebuffed a £28m offer for his side’s skipper from United and knows that there will be uproar among Madrid fans if the Spain international is allowed to move on.
Ramos’ future could have a knock-on effect on David de Gea’s potential move to the Bernabeu, with LVG’s side reluctant to do business unless the centre-back is part of a deal.