Manchester United want Sergio Ramos and Bastian Schweinsteiger

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid CF celebrates
Image: Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid defender has been linked with Manchester United

World Cup winners Sergio Ramos and Bastian Schweinsteiger are on Manchester United's list of summer targets, according to Sky sources.

Weekend newspaper reports claimed United are demanding Real Madrid's long-serving defender Ramos as part of any deal for goalkeeper David De Gea.

The 29-year-old has two years to run on his Real contract and fits the profile of the experienced defender Louis van Gaal is seeking as part of a summer recruitment drive.

Ramos' haul of honours also includes two European Championship titles, a Champions League and three Spanish titles and he is capable of playing at right-back or even in midfield as well as his regular centre-half role.

Van Gaal is also seeking at least one centre-forward and a midfielder in the ball-playing mould of Michael Carrick.

Bayern Munich's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Augsb
Image: Bastian Schweinsteiger: Bayern Munich midfielder started 15 league games last season

That description applies to Schweinsteiger, the Germany midfielder who made just 15 Bundesliga starts for Bayern Munich last season.

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It is understood the 30-year-old is also on the radar for United, whose sole signing so far this summer is Holland winger Memphis Depay.

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