Zinedine Zidane has skilfully evaded questions about the future of his captain, Sergio Ramos.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has been cautious about the future of the team's captain, Sergio Ramos.

The defender, who became an icon at the Bernabeu during his 16-year stay, will be out of contract at the end of his current season.

Madrid is struggling to agree on a new lease with them and several of Europe's biggest clubs have reportedly positioned themselves to bring him in for free at the next transfer window.

"You always ask me the same thing. What I can say is that he is an impressive man. I want him to be fit, but other than that, nothing else. Tomorrow we have a game," Zidane said at a press conference on Sunday before a duel against Real Sociedad in the league.

Ramos has not played for the Merengue since the 0-0 draw against Osasuna on 9 January. He has undergone knee surgery and could be arrested again until late March or early April.

The two clubs best placed to enlist Ramos are Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain according to several agreements. There have even been reports that Ramos has spoken to his former Real Madrid team-mate David Beckham about the possibility of joining Old Trafford, while PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has not denied his interest in the Spain international. "We will see in the coming months. Here, Ramos would find a great club with the obsession of always winning. PSG is one of the biggest clubs in the world," the Argentine said in January.

Although the center-back has not expressed any dispute with its managers, it has been reported that the club's policy is solely to offer veteran players one-year contracts that put him off and encourage him to change his tune. Some sources suggest that this problem has been resolved, but even so, Madrid must make budget cuts this summer, which could complicate the agreement with the defender.