Manchester United finally made concrete their reported interest in Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos on Thursday, in making a bid for the 29-year-old.
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While Louis van Gaal’s opening £35 million offer for Ramos was rebuffed by the Merengues, the Dutch coach looks set to return to the Bernabeu with an improved offer [Daily Mail].
With the defender understood to be unhappy at the club, and angling for a move away from the Spanish capital, it looks likely that he will make the move to Old Trafford over the coming months.
He is unlikely to be United’s last recruit this summer, as the club look to strengthen ahead of a title challenge and a return to the Champions League.
In this feature, we present five star signings who may well be set to join Ramos in Manchester this summer.