Sergio Ramos has urged Real Madrid to let him accept a big offer from an unnamed Chinese Super League club, reports in Spain claim.
But the Bernabeu and Spain captain, 33, is said to have been rebuffed by Real Madrid chiefs after meeting president Florentino Perez to plead his case. LaSexta claim Ramos demanded: “I want the letter of freedom.”
But the reported reply from the Spanish giants was: “Real Madrid can not give up their captain.”
Real head coach Zinedine Zidane still wants the experience Ramos provides – to ensure some stability after what could be a sizeable summer shake-up of a team who only finished third in the league.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Chelsea forward Eden Hazard reportedly top Zinedine Zidane’s wishlist. And Gareth Bale is the big name most likely to leave the Bernabeu.
But even the possibility of Sergio Ramos leaving will be a shock to many fans at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The ex-World Cup winner has won the UEFA Champions League four times and lifted four La Liga titles in his 14 years at the Bernabeu.
Yet Spanish journalist El Chiringuito says Ramos’ future at the club is in the balance.
Sanz told El Chiringuito: “It is not clear that Sergio Ramos will continue at Real Madrid.
“The situation is at 50 per cent. The situation is still tense.”
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