• Sergio Ramos' contract with Real Madrid is set to expire this week
  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola held talks with Ramos for a transfer
  • Ramos will prioritize his family's happiness when choosing his next destination

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is determined to get the signature of longtime Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos, a report has suggested.

The 35-year-old Spanish center-back's contract with Los Blancos expires this Wednesday, and he has confirmed that he will be leaving after 16 fruitful seasons with the club.

Ramos has since been on the radar of several big clubs, including Manchester City, according to reports.

Transfer insider Ekrem Konur tweeted on Tuesday that the manager of Manchester City has already had personal discussions with Ramos about a transfer to the English Premier League powerhouse.

However, Ramos reportedly turned down Guardiola's offer after agreeing to terms with Paris Saint-Germain, Konur reported.

International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

PSG is seen as the frontrunner in the race to get his signature as the Ligue 1 club is reportedly more than ready to meet the demands of the Real Madrid captain.

Konur previously reported that Ramos' demands include a two-year contract, an annual salary of €16 million ($19.1 million) and €20 million ($23.8 million) in signing money–demands that very few clubs in Europe have the financial flexibility to offer to the World Cup winner.

But Ramos will be prioritizing his family’s happiness as he does have options to go to either Manchester City, Bayern Munich or PSG, ESPN reported, citing unnamed sources.

The outlet learned from sources that Guardiola believes Ramos would improve his roster with his experience and would complement the younger defenders already in the squad.

John Stones and Aymeric Laporte are the oldest center-backs in Manchester City at 27 years old.

Deep in thought: Sergio Ramos digests Real Madrid's Champions League exit
Deep in thought: Sergio Ramos digests Real Madrid's Champions League exit AFP / Glyn KIRK

Should he go to the champions of the Premier League, he’ll be joining a backline of Stones, Laporte, Nathan Aké and Rúben Diaz, all of who would more than be happy to gain experience from the Spaniard.

Ramos is reportedly close to moving to join the French side and turned down Guardiola’s offer to join Manchester City. But the potential transfer has hit a roadblock.

Regardless of where Ramos signs, having him on the team to anchor the defense is more than expected. Moreover, his wealth of experience will help elevate the existing backline’s level of play.

Until the formal announcement of Ramos’ signing to PSG is made public, Guardiola and Manchester City are expected to continue to pursue.