The Madrid captain has not yet renewed his contract with Bernabeu, which expires on June 30, and is free to negotiate with other clubs from January 1.
The city is aware that trading will be complicated, but is trying to strengthen its defenses for next season.
Sources told ESPN that Pep Guardiola is a Ramos fan and keen on signing a veteran centerback.
Ramos will turn 35 in March, but according to the city’s assessment, he will still be able to perform at the highest levels and will be an “interesting” option for providing leadership and experience at the rear.
Sources told ESPN that given Ramos’ arrival with a free transfer, he would be willing to accept Ramos’ significant salary demands, which proved a stumbling block in Madrid.
Nevertheless, Source told ESPN In November, Ramos’s priority continued to renew his contract with Madrid, and negotiations began in the fall.
Ramos wants an extension of two years and Madrid is willing to accept it, except for the usual one-year policy of over 30 years old.
However, the situation has been longer than expected as the coronavirus pandemic affected the club’s finances.
The city also recognizes that the most likely outcome is that Ramos will eventually be renewed, but if negotiations break down and withdrawal from Bernabeu becomes a realistic possibility. I want to be in the right position.
– Soccer Sports
Manchester oversees Ramos deal negotiations in Real Madrid
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