Man United keeping tabs with 34-year-old World Cup winner

Real Madrid may have been alerted to an approach for Sergio Ramos from Man United. The 34-year-old centre-back is unwilling to renew on the one-year terms that have currently been offered by the Los Blancos.

Sergio turns 35 years old at the end of March and is perhaps eyeing a more secure deal as he nears the end of an illustrious career, with his performances showing that he deserves as such from La Liga giants.

Ramos is ‘metaphorically’ playing poker with the Spanish club president Florentino Perez, essentially waiting for the head honcho to fold and agree to the centre-back’s deal demands.

Spain international’s brother and agent, Rene, has informed Real Madrid that Red Devils have already been in ‘contact’ to sign the defender on a free.

The Spanish centre-back’s deal expires this summer, with no considerable movement on renewal so far despite Los Blancos expecting the defender to re-sign. That has left the all-time great free to negotiate a pre-contract deal with a foreign club from this month, as he’s in the final six months of his deal.

The Norwegian coach and Red Devils decision to strengthen their squad with the experienced free transfer addition of Edinson Cavani last summer suggests a swoop for Sergio has to be considered as realistic, with Man United even trying to sign the defender back in 2015.

Sergio stays a crucial figure for Zizou’s side, starting 18 games across all tournaments this campaign as Real Madrid will have to battle with their cross-town rivals and Barcelona to defend their La Liga title this campaign. Man United were contemplating offering the defender a two-year contract in a bid to land Ramos on a free transfer this summer.