Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has told Sergio Ramos that he wants defense to stay in the La Liga club this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Spain's international Ramos has been linked to a departure from the Bernabeu after 14 years at the club, following a meeting with Florentino Perez earlier this month.
It was reported that the experienced centerback joined club president Perez in the locker room after their Champions League failure against Ajax.
As a result, several teams have been associated with a move for the 33-year-old, with the Premier League club Manchester United among those who understood to be interested, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to strengthen his defensive options.
But Spanish expiry Marca now claims that the Madrid chief Zidane had a long discussion with Ramos at the end of the recent campaign in an attempt to persuade the defender to be put.
According to the publication, "the Frenchman" responded to his captain's doubts and will do everything possible to create an atmosphere that will convince the defender to stay with the Spanish giants.
It is also reported that Zidane wants Ramos to remain in Madrid because he considers the defender to be crucial to club success both on and off the pitch.
Ramos came to Madrid from Seville in 2005 and made over 600 appearances for the club.
He has a sparkling resume with four Champions League victories and four La Liga titles as well as a world championship and two European championships with Spain.
United was interested in acquiring his services back in 2015 before signing a new contract with the La Liga club.