Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Has Told Sergio Ramos To Join Paris Saint-Germain
Los Blancos skipper Ramos has yet to reach an agreement on a contract extension and PSG are frontrunners to sign him on a free once his deal expires on June 30.
El Pais say Ramos has told Perez PSG are offering a whopping £17.6 million to make the move to the French capital and the Real head honcho has apparently encouraged him to accept it.
However, when called, PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi is said to have told Perez that no such offer was made and it was a "stupid" rumour.
That pay packet would see Ramos earn more than Kylian Mbappe at the Parc des Princes, which doesn't seem so realistic given he will soon be 35.
Ramos has reportedly been offered a two-year deal to stay put at the Santiago Bernabeu but according to Josep Pedrerol of El Chiringuito, he does not wish to take a pay cut and he looks increasingly likely to leave.
"Florentino [Perez] told him face to face in a hotel room what he could offer him," Pedrerol reported.
"He asked him to reduce his salary by 10 percent, something that the club have asked the whole squad to do and that two players have already done; [Luka] Jovic and [Martin] Odegaard have given up the 10 percent that they were entitled to this season.
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"Ramos had no plans to reduce his 10 percent. Madrid told him he had one more year without reducing his 10 percent; with that 10 percent, two years. 'Presi, I'm going to start listening to offers,' Ramos said.
"Since then, Ramos has said nothing. The club understand that Ramos is looking for that offer, he is working on a departure.
"Ramos should not wait for Florentino to call him; if Ramos wants to stay, he should call and accept.
"It's been almost a month. At Madrid, they assume that Ramos will leave on 30 June."
PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has already talked up the possibility of bringing in Ramos, with his mentality and leadership qualities.
He said: "After one month [at PSG] I am finding players with great leadership. The great [players] are able to play and coexist in different projects and cultures, but I am very respectful.
"PSG's strategy has been the same for years, ever since we signed Ronaldinho: to look at market opportunities and bring in those who can improve what we have.
"We will see in the coming months. Here, Ramos would find a great club with the obsession to always win. PSG are one of the biggest [clubs] in the world.
"Nothing else matters here except winning. Winning the Champions League has been a dream for 50 years; we have never won it. Even when I was a player it was an obsession."
Ramos joined Real from Sevilla in 2005 and has made 468 appearances, winning a total of 22 major honours - including five La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies.
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