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Man Utd target Ramos tells Real Madrid he wants to leave

Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid that he wants to find another club. Credit: PA

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos wants to leave and has asked his club to listen to offers for him, according to the Spanish media.

Ramos, a reported target of Manchester United, has not been offered a contract extension to remain at Real beyond June 2017 when his current deal runs out.

According to Thursday's reports in the Spanish press, Ramos had a meeting on Wednesday with Real general director Jose Angel Sanchez at the club's training ground in Valdebebas.

It was at that meeting, the reports say, that Ramos announced his wish to leave the club this summer.

The 29-year-old Spain international joined Real in the summer of 2005 from Sevilla for 27million euros.

According to Spanish sports newspaper AS, Ramos earns six million euros net per season when combining his wages and endorsements.

The publication claims Manchester United are willing to offer the Spaniard 12million euros net per season and that Ramos is upset that Real have kept silent when Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Majo recently claimed he had been offered the opportunity to sign the player to boost his election campaign.


Barcelona presidential candidate makes Sergio Ramos claim

Sergio Ramos is at Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Majo has revealed he has been offered the opportunity to sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos to boost his election campaign.

Majo is one of five people in the running to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is standing for re-election.

Bartomeu and former president Joan Laporta are considered the main candidates to win the election that will be held on July 18 at the Nou Camp.

"Ramos has been offered to us for some time as an electoral opportunity," Majo said to the Spanish press on Friday. "We don't know if he has been offered to others (other candidates).

"But we are not going to play that game.

"We are not going to be the reason for Sergio Ramos and his brother to increase his value at Real Madrid.

"In our case, we totally discarded it."

Keylor Navas requires surgery for Achilles problem

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas may have to undergo surgery to repair a partial rupture of his Achilles tendon, according to Costa Rica coach Paulo Wanchope.

Navas aggravated the problem last week. Credit: PA

Navas aggravated a recurring tendon problem that has troubled him in recent months during last week's international friendly against Spain in Leon.

Tests done on the 28-year-old by the Costa Rica medical team have since revealed "a partial rupture of his Achilles tendon in his left foot as well as swelling around the heel."

Wanchope said:

It's a fact that Keylor will not be able to play at the Gold Cup. He has two possibilities, to undergo surgery or to find an alternative treatment.

It's an injury that has worsened. He was able to manage the problem but now it's more acute and his club doctors need to take a decision. It's a pity.

– Paulo Wanchope speaking to Costa Rica newspaper La Nacion

Casillas on verge of Real Madrid exit - reports

Iker Casillas could be on his way. Credit: PA

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas looks set to leave the club this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish TV station TVE claimed the goalkeeper has reached an agreement with the club to depart with two years left on his contract.

The news comes as Real Madrid are being linked to Manchester United keeper David De Gea, who is closing on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.


Benitez 'enthusiastic' and 'happy' about Real Madrid

Less than 24 hours after overseeing his final game in charge of Napoli, Rafael Benitez landed in Madrid on Monday morning.

Benitez is expected to take over at Real Madrid this week. Credit: PA

The 55 year old, whose two-year stint with Napoli ended with a 4-2 home defeat to Lazio on Sunday, is expected to be named as the new Real Madrid coach this week.

Madrid-born Benitez has been strongly linked with Real this summer, the club where he started his coaching career.

"I am enthusiastic and happy," Benitez said to the Spanish press upon his arrival in the capital. "Although there are things that still need to be discussed."

Real sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti last week following a trophy-less season.

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