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Chelsea are now favorites to sign Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal after the bookies slashed the odds of the midfielder making the switch to Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Express.
The Wales international is entering the final year of his contract at Arsenal and is yet to agree terms on a new deal, bring back memories of a similar contract saga last year involving Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
And reports now claim that Chelsea are preparing a £30 million bid to take the midfielder away from the Emirates Stadium this summer.
A Ladbrokes representative revealed the reason behind the slash of odds “Arsenal have had a solid summer up to this point, but that could all change with plenty backing Chelsea to make a sensational move for Ramsey.”
Ladbrokes slashed the odds from 16/1 to 4/1 for Ramsey to leave the Emirates for Stamford Bridge, with Liverpool next in line in the Premier League at 8/1.
New Blues manager Mauricio Sarri is looking to create his perfect midfield, and Ramsey would be the perfect fit to complete the midfield after the arrival of pass master Jorginho from Napoli.
However, they would face competition from Barcelona who are said to be interested in the 27-year-old, with talks of possibly requesting him in a swap deal for Arsenal target Ousmane Dembele.