Aaron Ramsey will be offered a lucrative pre-contract by Juventus in January, according to reports. The Arsenal midfielder looks set to leave the club after contract talks with the Gunners broke down. Unai Emery sees Ramsey as surplus to requirements, but the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are eager to poach the Welshman.
Liverpool were thought to be leading the transfer race, but the Daily Mail claim Juventus are set to make the first move. Ramsey is free to talk to foreign clubs in January as his current Arsenal deal expires next summer. Juventus hope their ability to approach Ramsey during the winter window will give them a significant advantage in the race for the midfielder.
Ramsey is now on international duty with Wales (Picture: Getty)
None of the Premier League clubs are permitted to hold talks with Ramsey, and Juventus could offer the Gunner a £250,000-a-week contract. Ramsey does want to stay in England, but Ramsey would be walking into an impressive side that has won the Serie A title seven years in a row. In addition, Cristiano Ronaldo now leads the Juventus attack and that could be a major factor in Ramsey’s decision.
Ramsey reminded Emery and Arsenal fans of his talents in the recent win over Fulham by scoring a backheel flick. The celebration from Ramsey was tipped to be a message to Emery, who is thought to have told Arsenal they could abandon contract talks with the star. Ramsey is currently on international duty with Wales, with head coach Ryan Giggis already denying the midfielder might be distracted by his club woes.