According to what has been reported by Spanish outlet AS
, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos can leave the club in the summer. Reportedly, Real are looking for younger defenders to help rejuvenate their squad and Ramos is considered to be a part of the 'expendables' - and will be a player who Los Blancos would rather partly cash in on than let leave on a free when he's at the twilight of his career.
The reports suggest that Real Madrid have already drafted up a list of five potential replacements for the Spanish centre-back, two of which hail from Serie A. The players in question in Italy are Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly; both considered to be strong players. Corsport reported that Madrid have, in fact, had a €90m bid rejected for Napoli's Senegalese star
; Napoli have rejected the bid, however, insistent that any club who wishes to purchase the defender pay the €150m release clause. Madrid's shopping list reportedly includes Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt and Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez.
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