Aaron Ramsey has less than a year remaining on his current Arsenal contract (Picture: Getty)
Aaron Ramsey is adamant he will not be forced out of Arsenal in January and is determined to wait for a lucrative free transfer in the summer.
Arsenal were close to agreeing a new deal with the Wales international, scorer of two FA Cup final winners during his 10 years of service, but reports earlier this week claimed the offer had been withdrawn.
New manager Unai Emery appears to have deemed the 27-year-old a non-essential component of his future plans, while the club are unwilling to sanction the sort of seismic pay rise which saw Mesut Ozil sign a new contract in February worth a staggering £350,000-a-week.
Arsenal will not sanction a Mesut Ozil style pay rise for Aaron Ramsey (Picture: Getty)
Ramsey is attracting interest from Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United, but Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal’s soon-to-be former chief executive, is said to be keen on bringing the all-action midfielder to AC Milan, while fellow Serie A clubs Lazio and Juventus are monitoring his situation.
The former Cardiff star is also said to have been the subject of a huge offer from China but Ramsey, according to the Daily Mail would prefer to see out the current season and assess his options then.
Ramsey has featured regularly in Arsenal’s starting line-up this season but has registered just two assists from seven appearances and hasn’t scored a single goal.