• Manchester United has been constantly linked to a swoop for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos
  • Ramos' sister and agent will travel to England to close a deal with the Red Devils
  • Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is keen on keeping the legendary defender

After weeks of being linked to a move for Sergio Ramos, Manchester United could be days away from raiding the Real Madrid captain.

Much like Lionel Messi at Barcelona, Ramos’ future at Real Madrid has also been deemed uncertain.

The reigning La Liga champions have been reportedly dealing with Ramos’ situation since the beginning of the new year, and English Premier League club Manchester United is believed to be keen on signing the veteran defender.

Things seem to be going well in Manchester United’s pursuit of Ramos as a deal is said to be close to coming to fruition with the player’s agent and sister René Ramos set to meet the Red Devils in England “next week,” according to Spanish outlet TodoFichajes' report.

International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

The report also noted that Ramos is also considering a move to Paris Saint-Germain but apparently prefers taking his talents to the Premier League.

As for Los Blancos, it has been said that Real Madrid had already tabled a new offer to extend Ramos’ contract that the five-time La Liga champion reportedly “rejected.”

Apparently, Zinedine Zidane’s side tried to convince the 34-year-old to stay despite the reported two-year extension offer indicating a “10%” salary reduction.

Manchester United, on the other hand, has prepared a lucrative £200,000-a-week ($275,000) offer for the World Cup winner.

Sergio Ramos scored his 100th Real Madrid goal in midweek against Inter
Sergio Ramos scored his 100th Real Madrid goal in midweek against Inter AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

With Ramos’ exit looming, Los Blancos are believed to be ready to make David Alaba a suitable replacement for the Real Madrid captain.

The Austrian defender is now set to sign a three-year deal with Real Madrid after leaving Bayern Munich.

Aside from Alaba, another notable name currently on Zidane’s list is Villareal’s Pau Torres.

In the previous post, Real Madrid is said to have identified Torres as Ramos’s “successor,” having co-starred with the decorated defender in international competitions.

Amid all the rumors swirling, Zidane has maintained his stance on Ramos’ situation. The Real Madrid boss had previously expressed his desire to keep his captain, eyeing to fix things up “as quickly as possible.”

“Yes, we all want [contracts to be signed],” Zidane stated last month. “We want the situation to be sorted as quickly as possible. It’s in everyone’s interests, it would be good for everyone, so hopefully, it can be sorted out quickly.”

Ramos hasn’t played a single game for Real Madrid since January 14 and will be out for another six weeks having undergone knee surgery on Saturday.