Real Madrid have ‘no optimism’ about Sergio Ramos staying at the Bernabeu beyond this summer after captain REJECTED their latest contract offer… and Lucas Vazquez could also leave for free after failing to agree a new deal
- Sergio Ramos’s contract renewal talks at Real Madrid have come to a halt
- Ramos and Lucas Vazquez both rejected the latest deals put to them by Madrid
- Reports say PSG and Bayern Munich are both interested in 34-year-old Ramos
- Both players’ contracts expire at the end of the season and could leave for free
Sergio Ramos’s contract renewal talks with Real Madrid have reportedly come to a halt with the club captain’s deal set to run out at the end of the season.
Ramos and Lucas Vazquez’s current contracts both expire on 30 June, meaning the two players are now free to listen to offers from other clubs.
According to Marca, both players have rejected the latest deals put to them by Madrid and there is ‘no optimism’ about the situation being resolved soon.
Sergio Ramos could leave Real Madrid on a free transfer after turning down their latest offer
Lucas Vazquez (left) can also talk to other clubs with his deal set to run out on 30 June
The negotiations are further complicated by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, with Madrid president Florentino Perez wary of Barcelona’s perilous finances.
Perez appears to be playing hardball with two of Zinedine Zidane’s most trusted figures on the pitch as Los Blancos look to balance their books.
This week Spanish radio station Onda Cero reported that Paris Saint-Germain had offered Ramos a three-year deal worth €15million a season.
Meanwhile German newspaper TZ suggested that Bayern Munich could be interested in the 34-year-old as a backup option to RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano if David Alaba and Jerome Boateng leave the Bundesliga giants.
Ramos’s contract talks have been an ongoing saga in the Spanish sports press as Zidane’s men endure an erratic campaign so far.
Club president Florentino Perez (centre) is wary of Barcelona’s precarious financial situation
Madrid suffered a humiliating Copa del Rey exit to regional third tier side Alcoyano last week
The 34-year-old has made 668 appearances for Madrid since signing from Sevilla back in 2005 but could now leave for free in the summer.
His brother and agent Rene Ramos poured fuel on the fire earlier this month when he retweeted a post from journalist Alfredo Duro which seemed to criticise the Madrid hierarchy over the situation.
‘Someone will have to explain how and why we have reached this point,’ the post said, ‘allowing your captain, one of Madrid’s legends, to appear in absurd lineups of players who today can sign as free agents for any club!’
Ramos has played all 90 minutes in the 17 games he has been fit to start this season in all competitions.
But Vazquez has become similarly influential under Zidane, playing all available minutes in Madrid’s last five matches in LaLiga, the Supercopa and the Copa del Rey.
Saturday’s 4-1 win away at Alaves eased the pressure on Madrid’s manager after back-to-back defeats against Athletic Bilbao in the Supercopa semi-finals and semi-professional third tier side Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey round of 32.
Los Blancos are second in LaLiga, seven points behind Atletico Madrid, who have a game in hand on their city rivals.
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