Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: Manchester City to 'join battle' for Real Madrid defender

The Spain international's proposed move to Old Trafford may have been complicated

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Manchester United may find that as well as needing to convince Real Madrid to sell, they may also need to fend off Manchester City if they are to sign Sergio Ramos this summer.

Reports claim that United's geographically nearest rivals are ready to enter the race for the Spain international.

Manchester United are growing increasingly confident that they will sign Ramos this summer. The Independent revealed the club's two bids last week, the latest of which was £35.4m, both of which have been rejected by Real Madrid.

It's understood that Ramos wants his future resolved inside the next two weeks and if reports are to be believed, that could see him potentially moving to the Etihad rather than Old Trafford.


Manuel Pellegrini is looking to bolster his squad after losing the Premier League title to Chelsea last season. Should a move for Ramos be made it could be perceived as a show of no-confidence in current centre-back Eliaquim Mangala who only arrived last summer for £32m.