Premier League giants Manchester United are ready to offer their final bid for Real Madrid ace Sergio Ramos which is said to be worth £42 million according to Spanish daily AS.
Ramos has been the subject of transfer talk all summer after the Spanish defender reportedly told his employers he wanted to leave
United already had their first and only bid of £32 million rejected according to Metro. The Galacticos have warned the Red Devils that they are not interested in going into negotiations if they don’t substantially increase their offer.
The Old Trafford outfit will put forward a ‘take-it or leave-it’ offer for the Spanish international and are also using David de Gea as bait to lure Ramos away.
The Independent reports Real Madrid have told United that a bid of £63 million (€90million) would be enough to convince them to sell, but that has not put off Louis van Gaal’s side.
Ready to wait
Although Iker Casillas has moved this summer to Porto, the Madrid giants are ready to play the waiting game for De Gea to join them for free next summer instead of United holding them ransom.
But seeing the low-key exit of compatriot Casillas, Ramos might be sceptical of his fate under the current management and could force his way out for a move to the Premier League.
Louis van Gaal has been the busiest amongst all the top clubs in the Premier League, making four significant signings in Memphis Depay, ,Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.
Having already spent around £80 million alone this summer, they are still ready to splash the cash to make two or more signings before the start of the 2015-16 season.
The 29-year old may have joined his team-mates for pre-season in Australia but Ramos is still disgruntled with the Los Blancos management, who have failed to offer him a bumper deal.
However, the Madrid faithful are still optimistic of Ramos staying in the Spanish capital beyond the summer as they begin their campaign to bring back the Liga title and Champions League to Madrid.