All the transfer rumours about Aaron Ramsey today are linking the Arsenal midfielder with a move to one of the big Italian clubs, and as foreign clubs have the advantage of getting a pre-contract signed in January while English clubs will have to wait until the summer.
According to Calciomercarto it is AC Milan that have the advantage due to the Gazidis connection. They reported: Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is reportedly set to leave the club when his contract expires next summer, after not being able to agree terms on a new deal with the North London club. Ramsey is a wanted target of a number of big clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Lazio and Inter Milan; but AC Milan may hold the advantage.
New Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis has connections to Ramsey from his Arsenal days and therefore is reported, by Il Corriere dello Sport, that contact with Ramsey’s agent has already been made and the two parties are working on a deal.
According to the Daily Mail, they think that Juventus are also in the running, and with the fact that they are Champions and have Wojciech Szczesny already there, maybe they should be favourites. “Juventus have entered the chase to sign Aaron Ramsey.” they report.
“The Arsenal midfield star is also wanted by Liverpool and Chelsea when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.
“But Juventus hold a significant advantage over their rivals. Because the Wales international will be available on a free transfer, they can agree a pre-contract with lucrative terms in January.”
Up in Liverpool, they believe that Jurgen Klopp is going to head off the Italian contingent and tempt Arsenal with an offer in January. “Liverpool’s interest in Aaron Ramsey is very real.” they said in EmpireOfTheKop.
“This has been confirmed by James Olley in the Standard, who has his ear to the ground when it comes to developments at Arsenal.
“The journalist states that due to the Welshman’s contract expiring at the end of this season, Liverpool will see if Arsenal are willing to sell him cheap in January, as they’ll get nothing if they wait until summer 2019 and he departs on a Bosman.”
So if you were in charge at Arsenal, would you sell him to a rival in January to salvage some cash from a deal, or keep him until the summer in the hope he moves to Italy?