Arsenal are considering cashing in on a star midfielder this summer, while Manchester City are set to a make a shock move for a Barcelona great, according to Sunday’s newspapers.
ARSENAL READY TO LET RAMSEY MOVE ON
Arsenal are reportedly looking to cash in on midfielder Aaron Ramsey as they fear he will not sign a new deal at The Emirates.
The Wales star is out of contract in the summer of 2019 and the Gunners are looking to avoid another situation similar to that of top stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Sanchez refused to commit to the club and headed to Manchester United, but Ozil opted to stay and signed a lucrative new contract last month.
However, the speculation over the pair led to issues at the start of the season and Arsenal do not want that situation to arise again.
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Ramsey has had another disappointing campaign and was strongly criticised for his display in the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City – although he wasn’t the only Gunners star to take some flack after the Wembley nightmare.
The 27-year-old, who joined Arsenal from Cardiff as a 17-year-old in 2008, is rumoured to be strongly considering his future given the demise of the club in the last two seasons and, according to the report in the Mail on Sunday, it would appear that the Gunners are willing to let him leave if the right offer comes in.
AND THE REST
Pep Guardiola is planning an audacious move for Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon wonder-kid Rafael Leao (Sunday Mirror)
Liverpool have joined the race for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri after scrutinising the Ivory Coast star closely in the last month (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United will still listen to offers for Daley Blind – despite enforcing a one-year contract extension on the Netherlands international (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester City are ready to join the race for Fulham’s £40m-rated defender Ryan Sessegnon (Sunday Mirror)
England boss Gareth Southgate is considering a call-up for Burnley defender James Tarkowski, but will face competition from Poland (Sunday Mirror)
Pressure is growing on football’s authorities to launch an investigation into Wolves’ financial affairs after complaints from other Championship clubs (Sunday Mirror)
Southampton are one of a handful of Premier League clubs taking an active interest in Feyenoord forward Nicolai Jorgensen (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester City stars will pick up £1m bonuses if they win the Premier League and Champions League double (Sun on Sunday)
Arsenal will look for a coach rather than a manager when the time comes to replace Arsene Wenger, who has controlled all playing and transfer matters since his appointment in 1996 (Sun on Sunday)
West Brom are bracing themselves for a mass exit of players if they drop down to the Championship (Sun on Sunday)
Garry Monk will be back in management with Birmingham City after the axing of Steve Cotterill. Pep Clotet and James Beattie are expected to join his new-look coaching set-up (Sun on Sunday)
Notts County could make former Spain winger Diego Capel the highest paid player in League Two, offering him a £10,000-a-week deal with additional £5,000 playing bonus (Sun on Sunday)
Scotland boss Alex McLeish is keen to snatch Devon-born Southampton striker Sam Gallagher back from England – he played for Scotland’s U19 side before switching nationality (Sun on Sunday)
Brighton are determined to renew their efforts to sign Wigan forward Nick Powell in the summer (Sun on Sunday)
Watford hope a quicker route to their first team will tempt Stevenage starlet Ben Wilmot to choose them over Tottenham and Arsenal (Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United will make David de Gea the highest paid goalkeeper in the world on £350,000 a week to ward off Real Madrid (Daily Star on Sunday)
Manchester City will battle United and Real Madrid for Rafael Leao, rated Sporting Lisbon’s best prospect since Cristiano Ronaldo (Daily Star on Sunday)
Jose Mourinho will go back on his hint that Manchester United will not sign an attacking player this summer if Chelsea should ease their stance on Willian and make him available (Daily Star on Sunday)
Lee Clark could be in the frame to take over at cash-hit National League side Hartlepool (Daily Star on Sunday)
Jamie Vardy will be the No 1 summer target for Everton after a brainstorming session involving all of the club’s senior management and scouts last week (Sunday People)
Arsenal and Everton could go head to head in the summer to try and secure the services of Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta to become their new manager (Sunday People)
Tottenham are looking at Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah as a possible replacement in case they lose Toby Alderweireld this summer (Sunday People)
Sean Clare is set to leave Sheffield Wednesday in the summer, sparking a competition for the midfielder’s services from a number of Premier League teams (Sunday People)
Joachim Low is the front-runner to take over from Arsene Wenger in the summer, though Arsenal will have to negotiate a complex exit strategy with the German FA to get their man (Mail on Sunday)
Carlo Ancelotti will be at the centre of a summer tug of war between London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal (Sunday Express)
Liverpool have been given some hope Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon might fancy playing on for another two years and trying his hand at the Premier League (Sunday Express)