Manchester United would rather lose out on any transfer fee, than allow goalkeeper David De Gea leave for Real Madrid this summer, without getting Sergio Ramos from the La Liga giants.
De Gea has one year left on his current contract, but United are prepared to keep him and lose out on more than £25million.
Old Trafford chiefs are not happy with Madrid, who they consider as bullies and are determined to play hard ball this time around.
In 2009, Los Blancos lured Cristiano Ronaldo away from United for £80m, after chasing the Portuguese forward for a year. With the Spanish club’s constrained revenue this time around, United are confident of keeping their man, who is refusing to sign a new £180,000-a-week deal to extend his stay.
New Madrid manager, Rafa Benitez, this week insisted that Ramos was not leaving the club and there is serious speculation the defender may be named the new captain, after Iker Casillas departed for FC Porto.
Source: Daily Post