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Ozil on Ramos
Mesut Ozil might not be of too much interest to United fans since he is an Arsenal player, but he does know a thing or two about one of the Red Devils’ biggest summer transfer targets.
Of course we’re talking about Sergio Ramos, who rumour has it Louis van Gaal is desperate to take to Old Trafford.
Well, if the speculation turns out to be true then United fans will love that Ozil, who played with Ramos during his time at Real Madrid, described the Spaniard as being the ‘best defender in the world’.
When picking his world XI, Ozil said: "Centre Back Sergio Ramos, for me he’s the best centre back in the world."
Fans might disagree given how gung-ho the former Sevilla man can be when defending, but all the same it looks as though United will conduct quite the steal if they can land him.
It could well transpire that his potential switch to the Premier League depends on how successfully the David de Gea to Real Madrid transfer plays out, with the two involved parties obviously set to meet at some point to discuss matters. You can bet your bottom dollar we’ll have more on Ramos as soon as it’s available.
Rafael's time is up
Meanwhile Van Gaal is said to be ready to listen to offers for right-back Rafael da Silva, and will sell him for less than £10million. The Brazilian has fallen out of favour since the Dutchman’s arrival, and Galatasaray and Fiorentina are both said to be interested in his signature.
If Rafael is shipped then it’s all but guaranteed the Red Devils will be in the market for another right-back given that they missed on Nathaniel Clyne last week - he signed for Liverpool. Italian Matteo Darmian is a mooted target, though nothing official has been done on that front.
Real for RVP
In other news it’s believed Real Madrid could make an effort to capture Robin van Persie this summer, as they see him as an ideal backup to their current front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.
The Dutchman has been heavily linked with an exit, though the likes of Galatasaray and Fenerbahce may struggle to meet his wage demands, thus creating a problem.