Louis van Gaal refuses to rule out signing of Sergio Ramos

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has never been one to share much with the media and once again, during a press conference, the Dutch manager kept his cards close to his chest.

Speaking to the media in California, ahead of the International Champions Cup, the United manager was asked about further transfer dealings and refused to rule out a move for Sergio Ramos.

Man United have been locked in a summer long tug of war over two players. Madrid have been pursuing David de Gea all summer, however the Old Trafford club are unwilling to sell their goalkeeper unless Ramos comes in the other direction.


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Los Blancos have already rejected a £32 million bid for Ramos, while United scoffed at the Spanish club's bid for their 2014-15 player of the year.

It appeared the Premier League outfit had turned their attentions to another defensive option in Nicolas Otamend, with Madrid content to allow De Gea's contract at Old Trafford to run down, following the addition of Kiko Casilla and handing the recently vacated number one shirt to Keylor Navas.

However, it appears this transfer saga is going the distance as Van Gaal refused to rule out the addition of Ramos to United's back line.

He said: I can not talk about these rumours. I have said already in a lot of press conferences, it is a process.

"Maybe Mr Ramos is in the process, you never know."

Always the one to stir up excitement following a press conference, Van Gaal has not disappointed this time. That famous line 'you never know' draws comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo's drawn-out move to Real in 2009.

The thought of Ramos signing for the Red Devils would be enough for many fans to believe they can wrestle the title from Chelsea. However, would they be comfortable with the loss of a man who held the defence together so well last season, in De Gea.

Whatever happens between now and the end of the transfer window, it is certain we have not heard the end of this story. It appears this battle between the two giants of football is this summers 'will it, won't it' deal.

During the press conference in the United States, Van Gaal had words of caution for fans as he warned his new additions may take time to adapt to the Premier League, much like a number of his signings 12 months prior.

He also had high praise for Wayne Rooney, saying the England and United captain is a better leader than he ever expected.


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