Sergio Ramos will join Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal, after snubbing a £10million Manchester United offer.
The Spain captain has left Real Madrid after 16 years with Los Blancos, during which time he lifted the Champions League on four occasions.
Ramos, 35, failed to reach an agreement on a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu following a stand-off with club president Florentino Perez.
The Madrid chief wanted to give the ex-Sevilla youngster a one-year deal on reduced terms, but Ramos held out for a two-year contract, with Madrid ultimately announcing his exit following a glittering career at the club.
Now he is set to head to the Parc des Princes and PSG, where he will be handed a two year deal.
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United were willing to hand over a £200k-a-week deal, with the option of a second season.
But Ramos has instead elected to head to the French capital, where he has been handed the straight two-year deal he has been looking for – despite his annual salary being slightly lower.
He is set to be a cornerstone of Mauricio Pochettino’s defence next season, although there are questions over whether his centre-back partner will be French international Presnel Kimpembe or club captain Marquinhos, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea.
United remain in the market for a new centre-back and long-time target Raphael Varane is their No.1 choice.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping that the club’s top brass can seal a £50million deal with Madrid for the World Cup winner, who is keen for a new challenge – especially following the exit of mentor, Zinedine Zidane.
But relations with Madrid are currently at a low ebb, following the formation, and United’s subsequent exit from, of the European Super League.