Manchester United are the latest in a long line of clubs to be linked with a potential move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Rasmey's departure from north London now seems to be an inevitability, with both parties failing to come to a suitable agreement over an extension to his contract which is set to run out next year. Arsenal recently withdrew their offer of a new four-year deal and seemed to be resigned to the fact that the 27-year-old will be leaving as a free agent in the summer.
United are said to have had a long-standing interest in the Welshman, with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson being one notable admirer.
Manchester United & Liverpool are set to fight it out to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, while AC Milan, Inter Milan & Juventus are also monitoring his situation, but Ramsey is thought to prefer to stay in England. [@JamesOlley] #afc pic.twitter.com/QL2WsdXT50— afcstuff (@afcstuff) October 10, 2018
Current boss Jose Mourinho has recently demonstrated that he is keen to bolster his midfield by monitoring Sergej Milinkovic-Savic during the international break and, given the fact that Ramsey will cost nothing in the way of a transfer fee, it comes as no surprise to see United linked to the ex-Cardiff City man.
The Red Devils may have a valuable ally in the shape of legendary winger Ryan Giggs, who currently manages the Welsh national team and could be on hand to persuade Ramsey to make a move over to Old Trafford.
However, with plenty of competition for Ramsey's signature arising from all over Europe, United may just have their work cut out - especially if they are unable to secure Champions League football this season.