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Real Madrid insist Sergio Ramos is 'unsellable'

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Ramos has reportedly stated he wants to join Man Utd
Ramos has reportedly stated he wants to join Man Utd

Real Madrid have again insisted defender Sergio Ramos will not be allowed to leave the club this summer, despite continuing transfer interest from Manchester United.

The Old Trafford giants have made it clear that they will only allow their keeper David De Gea to move to Madrid if World Cup winner Sergio Ramos moves to Old Trafford as part of the deal.

Yet the front page of Marca newspaper today (below) makes it clear once again that Real Madrid have no interest in selling Ramos, despite reports that the centre-back has told his club that he wants to join United.

Ramos has been named as Real Madrid club captain following the departure of Iker Casillas to FC Porto, yet it seems clear that their desire to replace him with De Gea has stumbled amid United's reluctance to do business.

De Gea has just one year left to run on his United contract and seems reluctant to commit to a new deal, but United may be hoping that stance could change if Real Madrid move in a different direction and sign an alternative keeper in the next few weeks.

Sources in both Madrid and Manchester have confirmed that United are determined to pursue their interest in Ramos, but the Spanish media are clearly being briefed to send out a message that the player is not for sale.

United had a bid for Ramos rejected last month and with the stand-off over De Gea's future continuing, this story looks set to rumble on in the build-up to the new season.