Aaron Ramsey targeted by Juventus and AC Milan as Arsenal withdraw contract offer

Aaron Ramsey could leave Arsenal on a free transfer next summer (Picture: Getty)

Aaron Ramsey has emerged as a target for Juventus and AC Milan after the midfielder’s future at Arsenal took a shock twist.

The Gunners have been working on a new long-term deal for Ramsey for well over a year and Unai Emery is desperate for the Wales star to put pen to paper.

But recent reports say Arsenal have withdrawn their current offer and are bracing themselves to lose Ramsey for free when his deal expires next summer.

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According to the Evening Standard, Ramsey’s stand-off with Arsenal has alerted Serie A champions Juventus and fellow Italian outfit AC Milan.

Outgoing Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis will join Milan next month and could take advantage of Ramsey’s contract situation at the Emirates, which he will be well aware of.

Forward Danny Welbeck, meanwhile, insists he is purely focused on his performances for Arsenal amid speculation he could earn a recall to the England squad.

Ramsey has developed into a key player for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)

The former Manchester United star scored in the Europa League victory over Vorskla Poltava last week before bagging a brace in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup win over Brentford.

‘It is for Gareth Southgate to decide who he picks,’ Welbeck said. ‘What I can do is just focus on me, that is the most important thing.’

Asked about not starting a Premier League game for Arsenal so far this season, Welbeck added: ‘You have got to wait for your opportunity.

‘A few of the lads had a bit more of a pre-season than me which made it a bit difficult, I came back a bit later than the others.

‘I got 90 minutes last week, 90 minutes today and I’m just going to build on it from there and keep improving.’

Arsenal, currently sixth in the Premier league, face Watford on Saturday.

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