Man United must move for £40m-rated Arsenal contract rebel Aaron Ramsey

According to reports in The Sun, Arsenal could sell midfielder Aaron Ramsey this summer if he fails to sign a contract before the start of next season, and Manchester United should look to bring the Wales international to Old Trafford.

What’s the word, then?

Aaron Ramsey celebrates goal vs Everton

Well, Ramsey’s contract at the Emirates Stadium is due to expire this summer, and the 27-year-old has yet to commit himself to a new long-term agreement with the north London outfit.

The Sun says that talks between the two parties have been going on for months with no real progress made, and they could be tempted to put the £40m-rated Welshman up for sale in order to ensure they aren’t held to ransom again after they were given the run-around by both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil this season.

Meanwhile, Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho may well be looking to bring in a new central midfield partner for Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba this summer with Michael Carrick retiring and the futures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera looking to be in real doubt, and Ramsey could be their ideal man.

How did Ramsey do this season?

Despite it being another hugely disappointing campaign for Arsenal as they finished sixth in the Premier League table and were knocked out of the Europa League by Atletico Madrid at the semi-final stage, the 27-year-old was one of their better performers.

The central midfielder, who can play in that role or either a defensive or attacking position through the middle too, scored 11 goals and provided a further 12 assists in 32 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners, which included a hat-trick against Everton in February.

Would he be a good signing for United?

He certainly would be.

As well as being neat and tidy on the ball and often proving to be influential in the final third, Ramsey is also well aware of his defensive duties – which of course is something Mourinho demands of his United players.

The chance to pick up a player with huge experience in the Premier League and Champions League – and one with such an impressive overall record in terms of goals and assists – should be one that is too difficult to turn down, as he could prove to complement Matic and Pogba perfectly in the middle of the park for the Red Devils, whose fans on Twitter would be willing to let Anthony Martial go if they got a £90m-rated attacker in return.