Sergio Ramos approves Real Madrids decision to replace Julen Lopetegui with Antonio Conte

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SIPA USA via PA Images Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid during a match between Real Madrid vs Levante for La Liga Espa?ola at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Patricio Realpe/ChakanaNews/PRESSOUTH/NurPhoto/Sipa USA)
Sergio Ramos has given the green light for Antonio Conte to join Real Madrid (PA Images)

Sergio Ramos has approved Real Madrids decision to replace Julen Lopetegui with Antonio Conte, according to reports.

Madrid have registered just one win in their last six matches and reports are suggesting that Lopetegui will be sacked if his side suffer defeat in their clash with Barcelona on Sunday.

Conte has been heavily linked with becoming Madrids next manager although his brother and agent Daniele claimed earlier this week that the Champions League holders have not made an approach.

Conte is due a £9 million payout after being sacked by Chelsea in the summer but the club have been haggling over the terms of his severance package.

Antonio Conte no longer has a contract with Chelsea after reportedly reaching an agreement (Getty Images)

But according to Sport Mediaset, Conte is a major step closer to becoming Madrids new boss after he reached a settlement with Chelsea on Friday.

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Now Conte no longer has a contract with Chelsea, the Italian would be free to immediately take up a position at Madrid.

Sport Mediaset also report that Conte has won the resistance of the Madrid dressing room as Ramos has given the green light for the Italians arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gives a press conference at the Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on October 22, 2018 on the eve of the UEFA Champions' League football match Real Madrid CF against FC Viktoria Plzen. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images
Julen Lopetegui is facing the sack at Madrid (AFP/Getty Images)

If Madrid lose at Camp Nou on Sunday it would put them seven points behind Barcelona after 10 games played.

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