Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says Sergio Ramos wants to join Manchester United.
The 29-year-old has been linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford this summer after reportedly growing tired of delays in contract negotiations at Madrid and the Red Devils are keen to complete a deal.
And Calderon, who also revealed Ramos’ unhappiness at the Santiago Bernabeu, says the Spaniard has asked the club’s hierarchy to sanction talks with United.
Calderon told the BBC: “I know Sergio has told the general manager to listen to offers they get from Manchester United.
“He only wants to go to United.”
The 64-year-old served as the club’s president between 2006-09 and says Ramos feels unloved at the club he joined in 2005.
“Things are in a very bad situation,” he added.
“As time has gone on, things have not only not improved, they have got worse.
“Now it is not a question of money. It is a lack of affection the player is feeling from Real Madrid.”
United and Madrid are also expected to discuss David de Gea’s future, with the 24-year-old ready to return to Spain – although any deal isn’t expected to involve Ramos or vice-versa.
Calderon, too, feels the star goalkeeper’s future is uncertain, adding: “It is like a game of poker, with David de Gea in the middle.”