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Chelsea could hijack a move for Man United target who is available on a free transfer

Manchester United make contact with Spanish legend Sergio Ramos
Will United land Ramos on a free this summer?

Chelsea could hijack a move for Manchester United target Sergio Ramos

According to Spanish outlet AS (h/t The Sun), Chelsea could trump Manchester United to the signing of soon-to-be free agent Sergio Ramos this summer.

The 35-year-old is one of the finest defenders of his generation if not one of the most successful. It will bring to a close what was an extremely successful 16-year spell with the club.

With Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Manchester City all in the fray, the Spaniard is not short of suitors. It is fair to say that despite his advanced age, Ramos remains a wanted player.

Chelsea could hijack a move for Manchester United target Sergio Ramos
Ramos will be a free agent by the end of the month. (Pressinphoto/Shutterstock)

Thomas Tuchel is keen to bring in Ramos to partner Antonio Rudiger in the Chelsea defence. The German has transformed the Stamford Bridge outfit’s fortunes, leading them to the Champions League title.

The Spaniard for his part is open to a move to Chelsea. However, he will consider his options before making a decision this summer. As things stand, PSG looks to be his preferred option as he targets playing alongside Brazilian superstar Neymar.

It would appear that a Real Madrid reunion could very well be on the cards in Paris. Ramos will not just reunite with Angel Di Maria and Keylor Navas but also Cristiano Ronaldo potentially. Moreover, Ramos is also tempted by the lifestyle in Paris and believes his wife and children would feel most settled in the French capital.

Chelsea could hijack a move for Manchester United target Sergio Ramos. (GETTY Images)
Sergio Ramos in action for La Liga side Real Madrid. (GETTY Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is well aware that he needs reinforcements in order to challenge for the Premier League title next season. One position that needs reinforcements is the defence and Ramos could prove to be a shrewd addition. However, it would appear that it is easier said than done.

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United and PSG look set to go up against each other along multiple fronts this summer. Apart from Varane, both clubs are also in the fray for Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier.

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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