Manchester United target Sergio Ramos is set for crunch talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to help him decide over his future at the club.
The MEN reports that Ramos has declared his intention to join Manchester United but Perez is adamant he can talk the Spanish defender out of leaving the club.
The situation has been made more complex by David de Gea‘s tenuous future at Manchester United as Louis van Gaal refuses to consider the sale of De Gea unless Ramos is somehow tied into the deal.
While Ramos could still be itching for a new deal with Real Madrid, the further it drags on, the more ominous his future in Spain looks.
Having already sold Iker Casillas to FC Porto this summer, from Real Madrid’s perspective it would be particularly risky business to sell another long-standing member of the squad and the man who scored the goal to bring la Decima to Madrid.
Perez reportedly wants £65 million for the defender having already reportedly rejected a bid of £28 million, which is an alternative way of saying he is not available. United could not justify paying that kind of money for a man on the brink of 30 and Real Madrid know this.
Both clubs are making it difficult for the opposing club to land their target and it had appeared the deal had reached an impasse. The crunch talks set for next week may harvest some form of resolution or a breakthrough in the deal.