‘Ramos asks Madrid to listen to offers’

Sergio Ramos met with Real Madrid general manager Jose Angel Sanchez and reportedly asked that the club listen to offers for him.

Radio station Cope and Madrid-based publication AS both report the request was made at the Wednesday afternoon summit, with Ramos also confirming his desire to leave Santiago Bernabeu.

Sanchez had asked for the meeting, AS note, and it was held at Madrid’s training complex Valdebebas, rather than Santiago Bernabeu.

Ramos was joined by his brother and agent Rene Ramos and President Florentino Perez wasn’t present, as he was engaged in other business.

The defender has two years remaining on his current contract and the root of his discontent is said to be disappointment over the terms offered by Madrid for a renewal.

It has also been reported that Ramos is unhappy at gossip emanating from the club that is portraying him as a money-grabber, when he feels he is within his rights to look for a €10m-a-year contract, in line with the likes of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. Los Blancos are offering closer to €7.5m.

Ramos’ buyout clause stands at €200m, prohibitive to the likes of Manchester United, who are said to have asked about Ramos when discussing the future of David De Gea with Madrid. United reportedly offered €30m and De Gea for Ramos.

Madrid currently aren’t inclined to sell Ramos but with his relationship with Perez said to be at breaking point and his unhappiness clear, could accede to his wishes.

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