Manchester United are still in the hunt for Real Madrid star defender Sergio Ramos, and they are expected to make a £42m offer.
Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez, who formerly managed Liverpool and Chelsea, is hoping to see the defender stay in Bernabeu though, according to The Metro.
“I think the president (Florentino Perez) has already said that he’ll stay here. If so, I’ll be the happiest man in the world because he’s a great professional and player,” Benitez said.
Real have already extended a symbol of loyalty to Ramos by giving him the captaincy, which will make it more difficult for him to leave.
The defender has spent the last 10 seasons of his career in Bernabeu, which may also work against Man United.
Man United boss Louis van Gaal has also denied that the Red Devils are going after Ramos, but the rumors continue to heat up that the star defender may be headed to Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old would fit the bill for a drastic upgrade on Man United’s defence, which proved to be an area of weakness.
Ramos is widely known as one of the best defenders in the world, and he can score as well.
The 29-year-old has demonstrated this by scoring four goals for Real in each of the last three seasons.
The Red Devils are still fighting hard to sign the Spanish international, along with Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi.