Liverpool have “0.0%” interest in entering the race for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos’ signature in the summer transfer window.
It emerged in the past week that Ramos is seriously considering ending his 14-year stay at Real in favour of a switch to another European nation.
Following this unexpected bit of news, Spanish media claimed that Liverpool and Manchester United are already plotting bids to tempt the 33-year-old into a Premier League move.
Liverpool’s apparent interest in Ramos came as a bit of a surprise given the infamous falling they had in last season’s Champions League final.
The Spanish centre-back’s dirty tricks in Kiev saw Mohamed Salah have to heartbreakingly come off with a shoulder injury after just 30 minutes. Without their star forward, Liverpool lost the final 3-1 to Real.
But a senior source inside the Liverpool camp has now rubbished these absurd claims and assured the Daily Mirror that they have “0.0%” interest in Ramos – even if they don’t have to spend a cent.
“There is 0.0 per cent chance of Sergio Ramos playing for Liverpool. It has nothing to do with what happened in Kiev last season,” said the source.
“Even if we had won the Champions League final and he had shaken the hand of every Liverpool player afterwards we would still have no interest in him.
“He just doesn’t fit the kind of profile that [Liverpool coach] Jurgen Klopp is looking for.
“We wouldn’t even sign him if he was available on a free.”
Meanwhile, Ramos’ motives for leaving Real appear to have come from a bust-up he had with Florentino Perez in March.
The club president slammed all the players for their disastrous Champions League last-16 defeat to Ajax.
But Ramos was having none of it and defended his team-mates before reportedly threating to walk out of the Santiago Bernabeu.
“I’ve given everything for this badge, this club and even for you,” he told Perez.
“You pay me and I’ll leave.”
Although it’s understood Los Blancos remain calm over the Ramos saga as he’s contracted until June 2021. This will make him 35 years old by the time he can leave as a free agent.