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Chelsea consider shock transfer raid on Arsenal to replace £40million flop

Chelsea are reportedly keeping an eye on Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey amid delays over him signing a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.

The Wales international has been a key player for the Gunners in nearly ten years at the club, but his current deal is due to expire at the end of next season.

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Arsenal won’t want to lose an influential player like Ramsey to a rival, but the Daily Mirror claim Chelsea could be shock suitors for the 27-year-old.

This follows the Blues poaching Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in January, with big-name players moving between rivals looking all the more commonplace these days.

Ramsey could well be next to make such a move, with the Mirror reporting that Chelsea are looking to strengthen in a number of areas after a disappointing season.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey could leave Arsenal for a transfer to Chelsea

Midfield is mentioned as a possible area of priority after the poor form of Danny Drinkwater, Ross Barkley and particularly £40million man Tiemoue Bakayoko in that part of the pitch.

Chelsea fans may want to see their club aim a little higher than a player of Ramsey’s calibre, but he’s shown when fit and used in his best position that he’s up there with the best in the Premier League.

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