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Sergio Ramos signs new Real Madrid deal ending Manchester United hopes of capture

Manchester United's hopes of signing Sergio Ramos have ended as the defender signed a new deal to keep him at Real Madrid.

The 29-year-old had been subject to a long-running transfer saga as United hoped to bring the Champions League winner to old Trafford.

However, on Monday Real announced he had signed a new deal keeping him at the Bernabeu until 2020.

The Spanish international and World Cup winner will be presented to the club's fans alongside its president Florentino Perez in a ceremonial signing ceremony later today.

United had a £28million bid for Ramos rejected in June.

The confirmation of the deal also casts doubt over long-term Madrid target, goalkeeper David De Gea, moving to the Spanish capital.

The Red Devils had made it clear they would only sell the player to the Spanish giants for a record fee which included Ramos heading in

the opposite direction.

Ramos is Real's longest serving current player following the departure of former club captain Iker Casillas in July.

He signed for Madrid in 2005 from Sevilla and helped the club lift their 10th European Cup in 2014.

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