Man United transfers: Real Madrid unlikely to sell Sergio Ramos, says expert
Guillem Balague says Real Madrid are unlikely to sell Sergio Ramos to Manchester United this summer
Real Madrid are unlikely to be willing to sell Sergio Ramos this summer as the defender continues to be linked with Manchester United, according to Guillem Balague.
The Red Devils are thought to be keen on luring the Spaniard to Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options ahead of his second season in charge at the club.
United are thought to be willing to offer goalkeeper David De Gea as part of the deal to sign Ramos.
However, Spanish football expert Balague says Real Madrid do not want to part company with the Spain international, who has a €200m release clause in his Los Blancos contract.
Balague told Sky Sports: “Number one his buy-out clause is €200m.
“More importantly, Real Madrid do not want to negotiate, do not want to sell the player.
“You can also mention that Sergio Ramos also wants a new contract. His current one finishes in 2017, he feels he deserves better treatment than he is getting, financially anyway, and I think this is just part of negotiations.
“Of course Manchester United would like to have him. He has allowed these stories to come out as he wants everyone to know he is not fully happy at Real Madrid.
“But with a €200m buyout clause, and that Real Madrid do not want to sell, it suggest to me it will stay put.”
Speaking this week, Ramos insisted that he is “not worried” about the continuing speculation about his future.
He has helped Real Madrid win three Spanish league titles during his time at the Bernabeu and also helped them win the Champions League in 2013-14.