Sergio Ramos could leave Real Madrid this summer with Manchester United reportedly keen on a deal as they also eye Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
The 33-year-old is believed to have fallen out with Bernabeu chief Florentino Perez following the club’s shock Champions League exit to Ajax in March.
Manchester United are in the market for a commanding central defender after conceding 54 league goals this season – the most of any top six side in England.
The Red Devils have been linked with Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly, and Marca claim they have enquired about the availability of Ramos.
The Real Madrid captain missed the last seven games of the season with a calf injury, but is set to return for Spain’s two Euro 2020 qualifiers next month.
United, who finished the 2018/19 Premier League season in sixth and 32 points off champions Manchester City, are looking to rebuild their squad under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And they are also reportedly moving back in for Griezmann.
The Atletico Madrid wantaway declared his intention to leave the club last week and it was assumed his destination would be Barcelona.
It’s been long-rumoured that Griezmann would join up with Lionel Messi and co at Camp Nou, however this has now hit a snag.
Reports suggest that several members of the Barca hierarchy are unconvinced whether the benefits of a potential ‘£100m+’ signing justify such a huge outlay.
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As a result, it is now being claimed by the Independent that Man United have re-established contact and a deal is possible.
The 28-year-old Frenchman has been at Atletico for five years, scoring 133 goals in 257 games (as well as picking up 50 assists along the way).
With his national team, Griezmann has 28 goals in 69 caps and was part of the team that won the World Cup last summer.