Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has revealed that he mulled over the idea of joining Manchester United last summer.
Ramos was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, but he ultimately decided to sign a new five-year deal with Madrid.
The 30-year-old confirmed that United made an official offer to acquire his services, but he could not bring himself to join the Red Devils as he wanted to prolong his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“Yes. For a moment I thought about a change of scenery, but in the end my priority was always Real Madrid and I thought about that for other reasons,” Ramos told COPE.
It has now been reported that incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to bring Ramos to Stamford Bridge next season, but the Spaniard has not heard anything from the Blues. Furthermore, he doesn’t seem to have any intention to move to England since he wants to end his career at Madrid.
“I have not heard [anything about interest from Chelsea],” he said. “There are always lots of things said, and I have always said the same, attention from a big club is always a sign that you are doing well. But as long as my fans and my club want me, my main thought is to retire here.”