Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey will be allowed to leave Juventus on a free transfer this summer just over 12 months after he joined from from the Gunners, according to transfer pundit Ian McGarry.
New Juve boss Andrea Pirlo is so desperate to offload the 29-year-old and his huge wage bill, that he will allow the midfielder to leave on a free transfer.
Ramsey is under contract until 2023 after a penning a mega four-year, £400,000 a week contract last summer.
The attacking midfielder made just 11 Serie A starts last term and he does not fit into Pirlo’s ball-playing style.
And McGarry says Juventus are so keen to get Ramsey’s wages off their books that they will not ask for a transfer fee.
Per the source, Everton are interested in the Wales star, as well as Napoli and Roma.
“What interests us the most is the news that we can bring you that Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who himself only moved to Turin last summer, is made available on a free transfer,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast.
“Remember he joined from Arsenal for free in the summer of 2019 but is being allowed to leave after a disappointing first term in Italian football.
“It’s our understanding that, with no transfer fee, Ramsey’s salary in the remaining years of a very lucrative contract worth €150,000 net per week, he will receive some compensation on that to make it easier for him to go and there is interest from one Premier League club who we understand to be Everton and Carlo Ancelotti is keen to sign an attacking midfielder who can also break up play, the old classic [Frank] .
“However, that salary would definitely be a problem for Everton to match.
“But there’s also interest from Napoli and Roma, where because of tax laws in Italy they certainly can, and if they’re able, be willing to match Ramsey’s current earnings.”
Ramsey, meanwhile has been linked with Manchester United.
The Daily Mail claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was interested in the Wales star earlier in the summer.
Milan pinch target
Arsenal have been beaten by AC Milan to the signature of talented Hammarby striker Emil Roback, according to reports.
Back in June, his club Hammarby confirmed that the 17-year-old had been in close contact with the Gunners and had even visited London Colney.
Bayern Munich were also keen on Roback, who looks to be heading to Italy for around €1.2m plus add-ons.
Director Jesper Jansson told Fotboll Direkt: “They contacted us and we know about their interest. He has also met Arsenal. There is a strong interest and there are more clubs (after him) as well. He has also been to visit Arsenal.
“Yes, I understand the interest. He is a forward with great physique and speed and already a skilled goalscorer.”
According to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio and SportExpressen reporter Daniel Kristoffersson the Rossoneri are set to land the Swedish striker from under the noses of Arsenal.