Real Madrid's new signing Danilo has urged club officials to resolve the uncertain situation of Manchester United target Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas at the Santiago Bernabeu as he wants them to remain at the club.
The futures of the two legends at the Santiago Bernabeu have been under increasing scrutiny in recent months.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Ramos told Real Madrid he wanted to leave the club on Sunday 21 June after growing frustrated with unsuccessful negotiations over an improved deal.
Later, the Spanish publication reported a meeting between the player and the club's chief executive, Jose Angel Sanchez, where Ramos asked them to listen to offers – with the Daily Mail claiming United responded by launching a £35m ($54.6m) bid to lure him to Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, the future of Casillas is also up in the air amid the expected arrival of David de Gea from Manchester United to be Rafa Benitez's number one.
The Real Madrid captain has been under scrutiny by his own fans in recent season after experiencing a dramatic drop of form.
According to AS, club president Florentino Perez is likely to cash-in with Ramos should United meet his €90m valuation. Meanwhile, he is so keen on putting an end to Casillas's spell at Real Madrid that, according to the Spanish publication, he would pay some of his wages to facilitate his move to another club – with Roma as his most likely destination.
But Danilo, who joined Real Madrid from Porto ahead of next season, has urged club officials to rethink their plans and commit the future of the two legends to the Santiago Bernabeu.
"They're historic players at the club, the sort of figures that you can lean on when times are tough. They're extremely important for the club, whatever the situation," Danilo said during an interview with Marca.
"I'm not on the inside, so I don't know what's going on or what their situation is, but speaking from the outside, and with all due respect, as a new Real Madrid player I'd like them to stay."