Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos 'hand in' transfer requests at Real Madrid
A massive story has emerged from Spain today which could pave way for potentially the two biggest transfers this summer.
Spanish news outlet Sport have reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos have handed in their transfer requests at Real Madrid, delivering the news in person to Real president Florentino Perez.
Both players have been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent seasons.
The original story, that Ronaldo and Ramos had gone to meet Perez and tell him they wanted to leave, was first brought to light on Spanish TV programme El Chiringuito last night.
The incident reportedly happened after Real's 1-0 defeat by neighbours Atletico Madrid last weekend. Real are now 12 points behind leaders Barcelona in third place in La Liga.
Ronaldo of course played for United between 2003 and 2009 before his then-world record £80m move to Real. The Portuguese scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for the Old Trafford side, and won three Premier League titles, three League Cups, one FA Cup and one Champions League in a trophy-laden spell with the club.
Independent News Service