Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has asked to leave the club, president Florentino Perez has confirmed.
Perez told a Spanish radio station Onda Cero that the skipper and his agent approached him and revealed they have received a “very good offer” from a Chinese club who wants to sign the player on a free transfer.
But Ramos, 33, still has two more years to play at Bernabeu as his contract runs until 2021.
“I told Ramos that it was impossible for Real Madrid to let their captain go for free,” said Parez on the radio.
“They came to see me at the office and they told me that they had a very good offer from China but that the rules there do not allow them to pay the transfer.”
Meanwhile, Ramos and Perez reportedly fell out after Real’s Champions League last-16 defeat by Ajax in February and the new developments could have emerged from this fracas.