Juventus are reportedly in pole position to beat Serie A rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan to the transfer of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
According to Calciomercato, the Italian giants have opened talks with the Wales international’s entourage through their sporting director Fabio Paratici.
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The report states Juve are ahead of Milan and Inter due to being more able and willing to meet Ramsey’s big wage demands to complete a move away from the Emirates Stadium.
This is a blow for Arsenal, with Ramsey a star player for them for many years before getting into the final year of his contract.
Surprisingly, however, it is the Gunners who are said to have pulled out of talks over extending the 28-year-old’s contract, according to BBC Sport, leaving him free to leave on a Bosman at the end of this season and able to agree a transfer by January.
Ramsey could be a fine signing for Juventus if they can get this deal through, with the Turin outfit once again showing themselves to be astute at pulling off great low-cost deals.