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Manchester City not considering signing Sergio Ramos

Diario AS understands that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are not thinking about signing the Spanish central defender in spite of recent reports.

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Sergio Ramos has left Real Madrid after 16 years at the club and is facing a situation which is brand new to him. He is out of contract and searching for a club willing to offer him a deal for the next two to three years. He hopes to end up joining one of Europe's top clubs, where he will be able to add to his own silverware collection, as he admitted himself in yesterday's farewell press conference in Valdebebas.

Among the list of potential destinations, there is one club which does not appear even though he was offered to them by his agents a few weeks ago - Manchester City. Diario AS learns that City are not thinking about signing Ramos, even if he is a free agent. Sources close to City officials says that the 35-year-old centre-back is not in Guardiola's plans. The Premier League champions add that as far as they are concerned, Laporte will continue; they will maintain the same four central defenders who played last season - Laporte, Ruben Dias, Stones and Aké. City lost Eric García, but will be able to call on Fernandinho, who is expected to sign a one-year contract extension, or at a push, bring in a player from the reserves.

PSG or United

It has to be said that City was never Ramos' preferred option - he would favour a move to either PSG or Manchester United. PSG would be only to happy to add a highly experienced central defender to their squad - especially one who has won practically every honour in the game and who could help towards winning their first Champions League, while United are looking for a  top class centre-back to accompany Maguire. Out of the two options, Ramos would prefer a move to the French capital where he would have a coach who speaks the same language, several players who he already knows well - former team mates from Real Madrid and the national team like Keylor Navas, Di María and Sarabia.

Another option, the most recent one, is AC Milan. According to El Chiringuito de Jugones, the player's has made contact with the Italian club and laid down his conditions - a two-year contract, 20 million euro signing on fee and 15 million euro salary.

Ramos seeking stability and security

Wherever he ends up going, Ramos' demands remain the same. Aside from the economic side, his principal objective is a contract which will give him stability, es decir, que sea de dos o tres años, misma condición que ya le pidió al Real Madrid y que el club blanco nunca le aceptó.