Liverpool will look to take advantage of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation by making an offer in the January transfer window, according to the Mirror.
The Welsh international’s agent has revealed that the player is very reluctant to leave the Emirates after a deal was taken off the table. In now-deleted tweets, Avid Sports & Entertainment Group were quoted as saying:
“He didn’t want to leave, but now there is no other option.”
With Ramsey’s contract now likely to be run down, the Gunners will probably seek to sell for a cut-price deal when the transfer window reopens, rather than allow him to leave for free.
It is believed that Liverpool are the favourites, after first showing interest in the summer, while Juventus and AC Milan are also keen.
However, Italian website Calciomercato.com report that Juve Sporting Director Fabio Paratici isn’t convinced that Ramsey is a viable target for the Serie A champions, believing that the Welshman’s salary and agent fees would be too high.
Arsenal reportedly withdrew their contract for the same reason, with the Evening Standard suggesting that their £200m a year wage bill was the main reason why they pulled out of talks with the midfielder.