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14th Oct 2018

Manchester United set to move for Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey

Simon Lloyd

Not for the first time, Manchester United are said to be eyeing a move for Aaron Ramsey

Ramsey, who joined Arsenal from Cardiff City ten years ago, looks likely to leave the north London club after they withdrew their latest contract offer to the Welsh international.

According to The Mirror, this has alerted United, who have attempted to sign the midfielder on two occasions in the past.

Sir Alex Ferguson was keen to bring Ramsey to Old Trafford while he was a youngster at Cardiff, only for him to opt to join Arsenal instead. The same report also claims that United looked into the possibility of signing him as recently as the summer, with Unai Emery rebuffing their approach.

Emery and Ramsey have reportedly not seen  eye-to-eye in the Spaniard’s early weeks in charge at The Emirates and it’s believed the Arsenal boss was behind the decision to withdraw the contract offer the club had tabled for him – said to be worth around £185,000-per-week.

Ramsey, who turns 28 at the end of the year, is now expected to leave Arsenal on a free next summer, with Chelsea and Liverpool also said to be interested in signing him. It’s also been reported that Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for him in January, though the player himself appears set on staying until the end of the season.

Ramsey scored his second goal of the season as Arsenal beat Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage in their last outing before the international break.