UNITED WANT RAMOS, WHILST REAL ARE AFTER DAVID DE GEA
Real Madrid have upped their asking price for Sergio Ramos to £63 million, as they continue their stand off with Manchester United.
The two giants of European football are currently at loggerheads over two players.
United goalkeeper David de Gea is heavily linked with a return to the Spanish capital, and Real defender Sergio Ramos is wanted by Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have increased their offer for Ramos to £42.5 million, according to reports from Spain.
But Madrid have decreased United’s chances of landing the World Cup, and double European Championship winner with their staggering new pricetag.
Real are becoming increasingly frustrated over the stalling of the David de Gea deal, with United reluctant to sell their player of the year from last season.
Madrid have bid £20 million, but United are understood to want £35 million.
Los Blancos are looking for a long term replacement to veteran ‘keeper Iker Casillas, and have set a two week deadline to complete a deal for the Spain international goalkeeper, before looking elsewhere.
New Bernabeu boss Rafa Benitez is contemplating other goalkeepers, if the de Gea transfer falls through, with Bayer Leverkusen‘s Bernd Leno a target. Leno is said to be valued at around £14 million.
United will have to negotiate hard to land Sergio Ramos
Ramos has spoken with Real president Florentino Perez over his future, whilst teammate and ex-United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has already asked him to stay at the Bernabeu.
This is despite the offer of his current wages of £4 million a season, being doubled at Old Trafford.
The 29 year old’s current contract runs until 2017, however a £50 million bid from Manchester United could persuade Ramos to move to England.
By Joseph Richardson