Man United transfers: Van Gaal responds to Ramos reports
The Manchester United boss gave nothing away to an eager reporter when quizzed about his transfer plans
Louis van Gaal remained coy when quizzed about the speculation linking Manchester United with a summer swoop for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.
The Spain international has been heavily linked with a transfer to Old Trafford in recent weeks as Van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options ahead of his second season in charge at the club.
It has been suggested that Ramos could be included as part of the deal which sees David De Gea secure a move to the Bernabeu.
However, Van Gaal gave nothing away when quizzed about the recent transfer speculation during a phone call with a reporter.
Van Gaal told a reporter from Cuatro, who called the Dutchman at his home in Amsterdam, as quoted by Goal:
Reporter: Hello, Louis. How are you?
Van Gaal: Why are you calling?
Reporter: I was calling about De Gea [rumours]. Are you angry?
Van Gaal: Yes, yes, but I don’t have any comment. You know that… no problem, it doesn’t interest me either.
Reporter: Are you expecting him to stay at Manchester United or do you think that he will come to Madrid?
Van Gaal: No, I don’t give…I don’t want to respond! I never talk with the media about this topic.
Reporter: Not even about Ramos? Not Sergio Ramos?
Van Gaal: I don’t talk about these things because I talk with my directors, not with the media. So, no problem, but… Goodbye. You know me, you know that I don’t respond.
Reporter: I know, I know, but as it’s such a conflicting topic, conflicting these days…
Van Gaal: Conflicting? You say that! You say that!
Reporter: Man, if your goalkeeper leaves or if Sergio Ramos wants to leave Madrid so they can play together, that’s conflicting no?
Van Gaal: No. Goodbye.
Ramos has won three La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey crowns and the Champions League.
The Real Madrid defender is set to become a free agent in the summer of 2017 unless the World Cup winner agrees a new deal with the 10-time European champions.