Manchester City are prepared to sign Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos on a two-year contract, according to reports.
The veteran defender could leave the club later this summer as his contract expires on June 30 – with no agreement currently in sight.
Meanwhile, City are targeting a new centre-back this summer due to Eric Garcia’s imminent departure to Barcelona, while reports are linking Aymeric Laporte with an Etihad Stadium exit.
And ESPN claim City boss Pep Guardiola is in awe of Ramos’ leadership qualities and will offer the 35-year-old Spanish center-half a contract should he not renew at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Ramos would be offered a two-year deal at the Etihad Stadium with the option of either a third year should performances be of an acceptable level or a move to City’s MLS sister club New York City FC.
The report also claims a meeting is set up for Friday between Ramos’ representatives and Real president Florentino Perez, in order to resolve the Spaniard’s future.