Man United 'woo Ramos with $60.5m bid'
MANCHESTER United have made a £28.6 million (S$60.5 million) bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, the British media reported on Monday.
Media reports said the 29-year-old Spain international was keen to move to Old Trafford, despite having two years left on his Real contract.
United manager Louis van Gaal is seeking to shore up the Premier League club's defence to help improve on last season's fourth-placed finish.
United confirmed earlier on Monday that defender Phil Jones had signed a contract extension until at least 2019.
The 23-year-old England international joined United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011 for a reported fee of £16.5 million.
"We are delighted that Phil has signed a new contract," van Gaal told the club's website.
"He is a talented footballer with great versatility and can play in a number of positions.
"Phil is a relatively young defender who is developing all the time. He missed some of last season due to injury, but I was impressed by his professionalism and attitude during those periods."
Jones has played over 100 games for United despite a succession of fitness issues, bagging a Premier League title winner's medal in 2013.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far and am looking forward to continuing my development as a player," he said.
"This a great club to be part of and I cannot wait to start the new campaign."