EXCLUSIVE: Bale key as Real join race for Man Utd linked Arsenal star

Oli Fisher
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Gareth Bale (L) and Aaron Ramsey (R) of Wales celebrate their team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Real Madrid have joined the clutch of clubs looking at Aaron Ramsey, and Gareth Bale has been asked about the prospect of his close friend and fellow countryman joining him at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ramsey looks set to depart Arsenal after contract talks stalled, and his current deal expires at the end of the season meaning Real could agree a pre-contract with him in January.

Real know that Luka Modric and Toni Kroos could both depart the club by next summer, so Ramsey has emerged as a target for the Spanish giants – and could make a move for him in January.

However, Real are not alone in their admiration of the 27-year-old Welshman with AC Milan, under the guidance of Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis who is set to take charge at the San Siro, Manchester City and Manchester United also keen on landing him.


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