Real Madrid have announced that Sergio Ramos has agreed a contract extension that will keep the defender at the Bernabeu for the next five seasons.
The Spanish international had two years left on his previous contract and was heavily linked with a move away to join Manchester United.
However club president Florentino Perez has fought hard to keep Ramos at Madrid and after making him club captain has now tied the 29-year-old down to a long-term deal.
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A statement on Real Madrid's official website read: Today, Monday 17 August, at 1:30pm CEST, an event will be held in the Santiago Bernabéu's presidential box to mark Sergio Ramos' contract renewal.
"Presiding over the event will be the Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, and the player himself, who will remain at the club for the next five seasons."
The news is confirmation of what most Manchester United fans feared some time ago as the Red Devils continue their search for a new defender.
Ramos had reportedly told Real Madrid that he wanted to head to Old Trafford and Manchester United lodged a bid of around £28 million which was rejected by the Spanish giants, after which the former Sevilla man was told he wouldn't be sold at any price.
It appears as though Manchester United are about to miss out on their back-up target too with Manchester City closing in on a deal for Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia worth around £29 million. Reports this morning suggest that the Red Devils won't be making a move for another defender despite being linked with John Stones.
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