The countdown is on and a solution doesn’t seem to be any closer as Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid enter the final 100 days of his existing contract.

A relationship which began in 2005 could come to an end on June 30 if there is no agreement reached, and for now it looks less and less likely.

The absence of movement from either side suggests that Florentino Perez’s offer doesn’t convince the club’s captain, who was hoping for a longer deal, which reduces his wages by 10 percent, as other teammates have accepted.

Without a rejection

There is no rejection of the offer, which suggests that there is still room to negotiate, as Ramos himself confirmed last week.

“There’s no news on my renewal, I’d like there to be,” Ramos said.

In the three months since Ramos and Perez met, both have been looking for possible solutions, including the arrival of David Alaba, as MARCA have covered since December.

In Valdebebas, Real Madrid’s directors are secure in the knowledge that the offers which have reached the defender haven’t been up to his expectations.

Europe’s biggest clubs agreed a pact of no aggression among their biggest players and no-one has alerted the club of any approach. Continue reading

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