Sergio Ramos to Manchester United could be back on as reports suggest he has rejected Madrid contract
The never-ending Sergio Ramos contract saga rumbles on with reports from Spain tonight suggesting that the Real Madrid man has refused a new contract with the club.
United have been linked with Ramos all summer but the proposed move hit the braks last week when it was revealed the player was in negotiations with Real and was keen to stay with the club.
Now, respected newspaper AS is reporting that Ramos has rejected a new deal from Real Madrid.
The club is understood to have offered £5.6million-per-season with Ramos hoping for closer to £7m.
Real manager Rafael Benitez spoke recently of his belief that his captain will not be leaving the club.
''I have a lot of respect for Louis van Gaal, but Sergio will be staying with us,'' the Real Madrid manager said.
''He is our player, our captain. I would like to see him (at the club) at the beginning of the season, because he's a key player for us.''
When asked whether he was absolutely certain the centre-half would stay, Benitez said: ''For me, 100 per cent.
''I insist that it is clear for me and the club, Sergio will be here. Football is a curious world, but Ramos will be staying.''