Man Utd target Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid, says Gerry Armstrong

Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring against Atletico Madrid
Image: Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid defender is a transfer target for Manchester United

Sky Sports Spanish football expert Gerry Armstrong’s "gut feeling" is that Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid this summer.

Initial contact has been made between Manchester United and the Spanish club over a potential transfer for the 29-year-old centre-back.

Several reports in the British media have the amount being discussed as £35m and Spanish newspaper AS have reported that United are willing to offer Ramos 12m euros a year to move to Old Trafford.

Armstrong did confirm there has been a fresh round of negotiations between the player and Madrid president Florentino Perez, but feels no transfer will take place.

“There has been a little bit of improvement in the relationship between Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.

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Gerry Armstrong believes Sergio Ramos is just using Manchester United to get an improved contract at Real Madrid

“They’ve been at loggerheads but in the past 48 hours there has been a conversation between the president Florentino Perez and Sergio Ramos.

“I think he’d like to stay at Real Madrid. There is apparently an offer on the table from Manchester United which hasn’t been accepted but I think the player is just looking to get a better deal.

“He’s got two years left on his contract and my gut feeling is that he’s going to stay at Real Madrid.”

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