Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has insisted that Sergio Ramos has asked the Spanish club to listen to offers from Manchester United this summer.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Calderon, who played a key role in taking Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Old Trafford to the Bernabeu back in 2009, claims that Ramos 'only wants to go to United' this summer.
Ramos' future in the Spanish capital, of course, has been the subject of much debate in recent time, with recent reports claiming that the Red Devils have made a bid in the region of £28.6 million for his services.
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And it appears that a move to Manchester could happen sooner rather than later, with Calderon going on to claim that Ramos is in a 'very bad situation' at Real Madrid, as he's not feeling any affection from the club.
It's far from certain as to whether the Spanish giants will accept Manchester United's offer for the experienced defender, but the saga certainly looks set to rumble on for some time yet.
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Ramos wants out
Calderon stated: "I know Sergio has told the general manager to listen to offers they get from Manchester United," Calderon said.
"He only wants to go to United.
"Things are in a very bad situation. As time has gone on, things have not only not improved, they have got worse.
"Now it is not a question of money. It is a lack of affection the player is feeling from Real Madrid."
There's no doubt about it, if Calderon is to be believed, Manchester United will be more than hopeful of completing the transfer in this window, as Louis van Gaal and Co. go about improving the club's back-line ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
Huge for United
And Ramos really will prove a wonderful coup for the club. There's no doubt about it, despite Chris Smalling's improvement towards the end of last season, the Red Devils are still in need of an experienced and established centre-half to lead their defence. Ramos is exactly that.
Ok, he may have his faults, but he has won it all over a remarkable career, and he would bring a winning mentality to Manchester, as the club go in search of success on both the domestic and European scene.
He's certainly not going to be cheap, but it may well prove a risk worth taking for the Manchester hierarchy in an attempt to bring silverware back to the Theatre of Dreams in the immediate future.
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