Fatal transfer blow… Man United target going nowhere

Manchester United’s pursuit of Sergio Ramos looks set to end in disappointment, with reports from The Guardian claiming that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told the defender that he will not be sold this summer under any circumstances.

The Spain international has emerged as one of the Red Devils’ major targets over the course of the past month or so, amid rumours that he’s ready to leave Los Blancos.

However, reports state that during a long meeting in Guangzhou, China – where the La Liga giants are conducting pre-season plans – Perez told the 29-year-old that he will remain a Madrid player.

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The development’s influence on David de Gea’s situation remains unclear, with United having insisted in the recent past that their goalkeeper will only be allowed to join Real if Ramos is sent the other way.

But, their stance may have altered with the signing of Sergio Romero and the worry that their current stopper could leave for free in less than 12 months’ time.