Manchester City are reportedly weighing up a shock move for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
The 35-year-old is out of contract with Madrid at the end of next month and, according to ESPN, City are considering offering him a two-year deal to make the move to the Etihad.
Reports from Spain have claimed that Ramos is unlikely to extend his contract with Madrid and City are said to be monitoring the situation.
Pep Guardiola is thought to value Ramos' leadership and experience and ESPN claim that City could offer him a 'tailored deal'.
This would see him sign a two-year contract, with the option of a third if he impresses.
There is also the possibility that he could join the City Football Group's MLS franchise, New York City FC, following a spell in Manchester.
Ramos is reportedly set to meet with Madrid's president Florentino Perez in the coming days, with a 'definitive decision' on his future imminent.
The La Liga giants have already signed defensive reinforcements, bringing in David Alaba on a free transfer from Bayern Munich.
Madrid have a number of key decisions to make this summer, with the club finishing the season trophy-less for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign and also needing to appoint a new manager after Zinedine Zidane's resignation.
Zidane has published an open letter to fans explaining that he left because he felt the club "no longer had faith" in him.
The letter, which was published by Spanish outlet AS, read: "I'm leaving because I feel the club no longer has the faith in me I need, nor the support to build something in the medium or long term.
"I understand football and I know the demands of a club like Real Madrid. I know when you don't win, you have to leave.
"I'm a natural-born winner and I was here to win trophies, but even more important than this are the people, their feelings, life itself and I have the sensation these things have not been taken into account.
"There has been a failure to understand that these things also keep the dynamics of a great club going. To some extent I have even been rebuked for it."
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