SERGIO RAMOS has emerged as a shock target for Liverpool according to reports in Spain.
Los Blancos' legendary captain is hated on Merseyside after his challenge on Mo Salah during last year's Champions League final saw the Egyptian hobble off with a serious shoulder injury.
AFP or licensors1 Liverpool fans hate Sergio Ramos after this challenge on Mo Salah during last year's Champions League final – but the Spaniard is reportedly on the Reds' radar for a summer move
But despite their fans' animosity towards the centre-half, Liverpool have 'made an approach for Ramos' according to AS and El Chirungito in Spain.
The 33-year-old is a legend at the Bernabeu but is said to be considering his future after the breakdown of his relationship with club-president Florentino Perez.
AS reports the pair had a blazing row after Real's embarrassing Champions League home defeat to Ajax.
Los Blancos' chief Perez reportedly stormed into the changing room after the 4-1 drubbing and slammed the players for their abject performances.
Captain Ramos is said to have defended his team before Perez retorted – accusing him of having too much time-off.
AS claim the Spanish international snapped back: "I've given everything and I've broken my face for this badge and for you, but if you want to throw me out, pay me and I'm going."
Despite a feeling in the camp that the feud would simmer with time, this doesn't seem to have been the case.
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However, while Reds' fans may find it in their hearts to forgive him if he lined up alongside PFA player of the year Virgil Van Dijk, his price tag may put them off.
The Spaniard has an €800million release clause in his contract and wages of €12.5million-a-year.
While the men from Anfield clearly have the financial clout to pay his salary, with reported interest from ex-teammate Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus, Manchester United and money-bags teams in China, an enforced 'kiss-and-make-up' at Anfield seems unlikely.