According to reports in The Sun, Arsenal are ready to sell £40m-rated midfielder Aaron Ramsey this summer unless he signs a new contract before the start of next season, and Chelsea should look to swoop for the Wales international.
Well, the 27-year-old only has a year left on his deal at the Emirates Stadium, and The Sun says that despite the fact that talks have been ongoing between the two parties, they are yet to come to an agreement over an extension.
The Sun says that the north London outfit don’t want to be given the run-around as they were with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil this season when the duo were also in the final year of their contracts, and they would rather sell Ramsey.
Meanwhile, Chelsea could be in for some big changes this summer in terms of personnel, and one of their priorities could be to find the ideal midfield partner for N’Golo Kante with new additions like Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley all struggling to make a really positive impact.
Despite it being another awful campaign for Arsenal, the Welshman’s performances were one of the positive as he scored 11 goals and provided a further 12 assists in 33 appearances in all competitions, including a treble in the 5-1 win against Everton in February.
As well as being decent in possession and a threat in the final third in terms of finding the net and creativity, the 27-year-old is also well aware of his defensive duties too which mean that he could play a pivot with Kante in the middle of the park for the Blues, and be the Frenchman’s ideal midfield partner.
He certainly would be, although a potential sticking point could be the fact that the west London outfit haven’t qualified for the Champions League.
Nevertheless, there is no doubt that Ramsey would be a brilliant signing in the centre for the Blues, whose fans on Twitter believe Alvaro Morata would improve under potential 59-year-old Antonio Conte replacement, and would be an upgrade on the likes of Drinkwater and Barkley – as well as potentially being a long-term replacement for Cesc Fabregas.
The opportunity to sign him for around £40m is one they shouldn’t turn down considering the huge Premier League and European experience he would arrive at Stamford Bridge with.