Sergio Ramos could be heading to Old Trafford in the summer, while Man Utd also have their eye on a Sevilla defender…
RAMOS HEADING TO OLD TRAFFORD?
Sergio Ramos wants to leave Real Madrid this summer and has his eyes set on a move to Manchester United, according to reports.
Real Madrid are keen on renewing his contract with a deal on the table worth £11.1m per season until 2023. However, recent reports have indicated that Ramos and Real are some way apart, with the Spain international wanting to retain his current £13.4m per season salary.
Los Blancos are insistent that their best deal is already on the table and the hold up in talks has reportedly alerted Man Utd to Ramos’ services. And now the Daily Mirror claims that Ramos is ‘ready to quit’ Real and is ‘targeting a move to’ the Red Devils. The 34-year-old, who has also been linked with Liverpool, ‘doesn’t fancy’ a move to Paris Saint-Germain after talks with Real ‘collapsed’.
That puts Man Utd in the driving seat with his agent ‘targeting England’ as his next destination and the Spaniard has ‘already turned down offers from Asia because his family are not keen on the destination’. The Daily Mirror adds that ‘a move to Manchester City or Liverpool would be very difficult but no club is being ruled out’. That could ‘alert’ Everton but Ramos’ representatives are ‘expected to target Manchester United first’.
SOLSKJAER’S TOP TARGET
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Sevilla defender Jules Kounde his top target for the summer transfer window, according to reports.
The Red Devils are in the market for a centre-back in the summer transfer window with some pundits and fans believing Harry Maguire needs a better partner in the centre of defence. And the latest name to emerge is France international Kounde, who has been in brilliant form for Sevilla since his €25m move from Bordeaux in 2019.
The Daily Mirror describes the Red Devils as ‘hot on the heels’ of Kounde and that Solskjaer has made the 22-year-old his ‘first choice summer transfer target as he continues to build for the future’. Solskjaer ‘sees Kounde as the ideal long-term partner’ for Maguire but is likely to face competition from Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid.
‘A reliable partner for Maguire has now become a priority’ for Solskjaer with Kounde ‘seen by United’s coaches as the perfect option as Solskjaer attempts to steer this squad to the next level’.
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