Neither Liverpool nor Paris Saint Germain have made offers to Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, who is yet to offer himself to the international market.
That’s according to ABC, who pour more cold water on the idea that the Spanish star could be on his way to Anfield.
Ramos is currently in the final six months of his deal at the Bernabeu and is yet to agree to a new contract to extend his stay there.
That’s naturally sparked rumours he could be on his way out, a common occurrence when Ramos comes to negotiate with Real Madrid’s leadership.
The usual candidates have already been thrown into the mix but last week saw Liverpool’s name put in too, with it claimed that they had ‘knocked on the door’ for the centre back amid their defensive crisis.
The rumour was quickly picked up on in England and dismissed, with many scorning at the idea given the player’s history with Liverpool following the incident with Mohamed Salah in the 2018 Champions League final.
ABC continue that theme of rejection today, stating that the player ‘denies having received proposals from PSG and Liverpool’.
They explain that the Ramos family have offered an explanation denying the rumours, insisting that the Real Madrid man ‘simply has not been put on the market’.
That means he has not studied offers from outside Madrid because he hasn’t received any as yet and that is because his brother and agent, René Ramos, has not ‘moved the international market’ as yet.
Similarly, no other clubs in Europe have approached Ramos because they assumed he was still negotiating with Real Madrid and would reach an agreement there.
That hasn’t happened as yet because the two parties are far apart on their valuations, with Madrid looking for Ramos, and indeed the rest of the squad, to continue lowering their wages amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
A game of poker is happening between both parties on that front, with Ramos insisting he’s yet to receive an offer and the club adamant they’ve made one.
Ramos and his entourage are willing to wait to see what happens, but ‘everything has a limit’, and if there is no movement at the beginning of February, he will start to look elsewhere.
As things stand, though, he has not opened the door to a move away, and Liverpool have categorically not knocked on it to see if he will.