Aaron Ramsey is being ‘lined up for a move to AC Milan’ as the Italians continue to chase Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis.
Midfielder Ramsey’s current deal at the Emirates Stadium expires at the end of the season and the Welshman can enter talks with foreign clubs in January.
And according to The Sun, Milan are keen on bringing to an end Ramsey’s decade in north London as they look to strengthen their midfield options in order to compete at the top end of Serie A.
Ramsey has been a mainstay for Arsenal since he joined from Cardiff City, making 333 appearances and scoring 58 goals.
But with no new contract agreed – and the club unlikely to want to lose him for free – a move to the Italian giants could appeal to both parties.
CEO Gazidis could be the key to it all as Milan’s ongoing pursuit for his services this summer continues to gather pace.
Milan want Gazidis to reshape the club off the field and have long targeted the South African.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reported the deal is close and it is understood Milan are willing to pay Gazidis his desired salary.
Arsenal are keen for Gazidis, who has spent a decade at the club and helped select Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor, to stay.