MADRID: Real Madrid’s new coach Rafa Benitez has ruled out the prospect of defender Sergio Ramos leaving to join Manchester United.

United made a £28.6million bid for the Spanish international defender in June after suggestions that Ramos had fallen out with Madrid president Florentino Perez over terms for a contract extension.

wanted to leave the Bernabeu and head to Old Trafford.

However Ramos travelled with the Madrid squad for their pre-season tour of Australia.

Benitez, who succeeded Carlo Ancelotti six weeks ago, said: “There’s a lot of talk about his situation. For me me, he is an enormous professional. In person, he applies himself, he does everything that the team and I ask of him.

“For me, the matter (is that) the president has already commented that he is staying with the club.

“I have spoken to him at length in the summer about his ideas, about his future. I see Sergio as an integral part of our team, he’s a winner and that’s what we need in our team.”

United, so far, have bought midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, right-back Matteo Darmian and winger Memphis Depay, while offloading Robin van Persie and Nani.

They have also been linked with a part-exchange bid for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, with unsettled Argentina forward Angel Di Maria heading to France.