Wolves target Hearts defender

Wolves target Hearts defender

Published Jan. 10, 2013 1:15 p.m. ET

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has been handed a five-match ban for his sending off and subsequent reaction in Wednesday night's Copa del Rey victory over Celta Vigo.

The Spain international was given his marching orders in the 72nd minute of the fixture after picking up a second yellow card before venting his feelings at the match officials as he left the pitch.

The Spanish Football Federation announced on Thursday that Ramos had been given a one-match ban for his dismissal and a further four-match suspension due to article 94 of the RFEF's disciplinary code, which relates to "insults, verbal offences and abusive attitudes" towards officials.

Madrid won the match 4-0 to progress through to the quarter-finals 5-2 on aggregate.


New Wolves boss Dean Saunders is keen to bolster his squad having replaced Stale Solbakken at Molineux and defensive reinforcements are thought to be among his top priorities.

Wolves have struggled defensively this season and have conceded 38 goals in 26 games to leave them in 18th spot in the Championship.

Webster is thought to be among Saunders' targets as he looks to shore up Wolves' leaky rearguard during this month's transfer window.

Webster has impressed in his second spell at Hearts, regaining his place back in the Scotland squad after a number of impressive performances at Tynecastle.

Hearts are keen to keep hold of Webster, who is out of contract at the end of the season, but they could be forced to cash in on him due to their ongoing financial problems.