There were strong rumours linking Sergio Ramos with a move to Manchester United last summer. In the end, he signed an extension with Real Madrid, who were forced in to meeting his demands after backlash from the fans following sale of club legend Iker Casillas.

Ramos has revealed today that he considered joining United.

There was a firm offer, on paper. For a moment I thought about a change of scene, but Real Madrid was always my priority. I felt disappointed, but not due to economic problems like people said.

I have not heard about (interest from Chelsea). Many things have always been said. Flattery from big clubs is always good as this is because you are doing well, but if the fans and my club want me. While my fans and my club want me, my first thought is to retire here.