Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed that Sergio Ramos has asked to leave the club on a free transfer to make a lucrative move to China.
There were rumours that emerged last week that suggested that Ramos wanted to leave the 13 time European champions, with Manchester United and Liverpool linked with a move for the Spain international.
However, Florentino Perez has confirmed that the 33-year-old has received a ‘very good offer from a Chinese club’ and that he has asked to leave Real Madrid on a free transfer, although Perez added that that will not be happening.
“Nothing happened. His people have told me that there is a very good offer from a Chinese club, but that they couldn’t pay a transfer fee because there are some rules about having to pay double for transfers,” Perez told Onda Cero.
“What else can I tell him apart from that it’s impossible for Real Madrid to let their captain leave for free? It would also be a dangerous precedent. And that’s that, it was all cordial. I love Ramos a lot and have done all I can for him. If I haven’t done more then it’s because I couldn’t.”
Manchester United are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements after a disappointing end of the season, and was previously linked with a move for Ramos back in 2015, although that turned out to be a ploy to get more money out of Real Madrid.