Chelsea are ready to make a £30m transfer deadline move for Arsenal’s midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who has one year left on his contract with the Gunners.
Aaron Ramsey is the latest key player at Arsenal who’s facing the prospect of entering a season with just one year left on his contract. As we’ve seen with situations such as Alexis Sánchez, or even closer to home with Thibaut Courtois, this is hardly an ideal situation for any team. While it generally behooves a player (moving for cheap/free tends to lead to higher wages), teams should always be doing their utmost to avoid it.
But Arsenal have failed to do so with Aaron Ramsey, who seems like has been around forever but is actually two weeks younger than Eden Hazard — both of them are 27, going on 28, and in the primes of their careers. And according to the Daily Mail, if Ramsey’s situation does not improve (i.e. no new contract), Chelsea are “ready to make a move” on transfer deadline day.
Chelsea ready to make £30m move for Aaron Ramseyhttps://t.co/XXZPzDvrrX
— Steve Stammers (@SteveStammers2) July 29, 2018
The Arsenal midfielder is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates, and as yet there has been no agreement about a new deal. Manager Unai Emery is still confident that the 27-year-old will stay but the club want the situation sorted before the start of the season when the transfer window closes.
The 27-year-old scored 11 goals in all competitions for Arsenal last season, including seven goals in 22 Premier League appearances. He has made over 300 appearances for Arsenal since his move from Cardiff in 2008.
Chelsea are eager to bolster their midfield options and are keen on bringing the Welshman to Stamford Bridge.