Ramsey Set To Follow Gazidis To Serie A?
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is a transfer target for AC Milan next summer.
The Wales international is out of contract at the end of the season and talks over a new deal have stalled. However, Ramsey can speak to overseas clubs about a pre-contract agreement in January and Milan are eyeing up a free transfer move, according to The Sun.
Arsenal chief executive officer Ivan Gazidis was reported on Wednesday to be close to a move to AC Milan where he would take on a similar role to the one he has held at the Emirates for the past ten years. The Gunners’ supremo could smooth the way to a move to Milan for Ramsey.
The Serie A club have fallen foul of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations in recent months following a transfer spending spree of over £100million in the summer 2017. That didn’t land them the Champions League spot that they coveted and they were initially hit with a two-year suspension from European football. The suspension was overturned in July by the Court Of Arbitration For Sport and Milan will take their place in the Europa League.
Gazidis has been given the brief to provide details to Uefa of how Milan will now conform with Financial Fair Play. The availability of the 27-year-old Ramsey on a free transfer next summer will be a boost and he is now being linked with a switch to the San Siro.
For Arsenal the whole episode looks like being a repeat of last season when both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil entered the final year of their contracts without any agreement in sight. That situation rumbled on to January when Sanchez went to Manchester United as part of a transfer that saw no money change hands but Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved in the opposite direction. Ozil only signed a new deal with the club in February.