Chelsea ready shock move for Arsenal midfielder

Chelsea are reportedly monitoring the contract situation of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey with a view to a summer approach for his signature

The Wales international has spent nearly a decade with the Gunners, but his future has come under question with his existing deal expiring at the end of next season.

Talks over an extension are yet to progress beyond the initial stage, and there have been reports that the Welshman is eyeing a significant wage hike in the contract renewal.

According to The Mirror, the Blues could potentially make another raid on their cross-town rivals, having acquired the signature of Olivier Giroud during the winter transfer window.

Ramsey has accumulated seven goals and a further 10 assists in just 23 appearances this term, but he has spent a vast part of the campaign on the sidelines with muscular issues.

Chelsea have previously capitalised on a similar situation with Everton to lure Ross Barkley, who had just six months left on his deal. The England international joined in a cut-price £15m deal.


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