Manchester United transfer news: Club to battle rivals Manchester City over unhappy Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos

Ramos has a £200million buyout clause

Tom Sheen
Monday 22 June 2015 12:29 BST
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos is desperate to leave Real Madrid this summer after becoming unhappy at suggestions that he has been offered to rivals Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

The reports have damaged the standing that the Spanish international, 29, had with supporters of Real Madrid and he has been further angered after the club failed to deny a link.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Ramos has now come on the radar of bitter rivals Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, as the centre-back is available on a wage of around €6million a season - roughly £80,000-a-week.

Ramos has two years left on his current contract at the Bernabeu and although he has a €200m (£143m) buy-out clause, he is keen to renegotiate that and leave now rather than wait until 2017.

The defender is also believed to be upset that Real have not offered him a new contract.

Ramos, who has been at the club since 2005 and won three La Liga titles and the Champions League, wants to leave on his own terms - rather than be pushed "out the back door" like Real legends Raul, Fernando Hierro and Iker Casillas.

Regarded as one of the best defenders in the world, Ramos has also had a stellar international career playing more than 100 games for the Spanish national team and being a key part of the two European Championship and World Cupp 2010 victories.

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