English giants Manchester City are reportedly attempting to sign Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos in an ambitious raid on Real Madrid, according to reports in Spanish daily As.
The club, known as one of the “petro-clubs” with Malaga and PSG due to their Qatari ownership, won the Premier League in 2011/12 and are looking to be one of the contenders for the title in England.
However, Manuel Pellegrini, the former manager of Real Madrid, is also looking for continental silverware, and believes that with the signing of Casillas and Ramos would certainly help City build a side capable of winning the Champions League.
Pellegrini has been linked to Casillas a lot recently, with City keeper Joe Hart struggling with form and Casillas being frozen out by Jose Mourinho and current boss Carlo Ancelotti, both preferring Diego Lopez in goal.
Ramos is more of a shock however, as Ramos is one of Real’s key players and is a well-liked member of the Los Blancos squad, but the Spanish international is looking for an improved contract to put him on a par with the likes of Bale and Ronaldo, and if he cannot get that at the Bernabeu, City may become a lucrative option.