Premier League side Manchester City are believed to be keeping tabs on Sergio Ramos, according to reports in the UK press.
The Sun newspaper claimed Manuel Pellegrini’s side was the World Cup winning defender to bolster the defence at the Etihad Stadium, and are monitoring the defender’s situation at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 27-year-old arrived in the Spanish capital in 2005 and has played an integral part in the club’s success in recent years. He has won La Liga three times as well as the Copa del Rey, and become a crucial member of the Spain team that has lifted the World Cup and two successive European Championships.
Ramos has a year to go on his current deal, and Real are keen to keep hold of him. But the club’s directors have stalled on agreeing a new contract after Ramos asked for a significant pay rise.
The tabloid claimed that as well as Manchester City, French champions Paris Saint Germain are also monitoring the situation in case Ramos becomes available for sale. The defender has made 261 appearance for Real Madrid and is one of the captains of the team alongside the likes of Pepe and Iker Casillas.