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Chelsea are ready to make a £30 million bid for Aaron Ramsey, the Mail reports, with the Welsh midfielder’s Arsenal contract down inside 12 months to run.
The Blues will test the Gunners’ resolve after enduring a distraction last season when Alexis Sanchez — who would later join Manchester United in January — and Mesut Ozil started the campaign in the final year of their contracts.
Ramsey, 27, scored 11 times in all competitions last season and Unai Emery will be desperate to keep hold of his midfield talisman.
But as Sanchez proved, Arsenal are not adverse to selling to their rivals when backed into a corner, and Ramsey has not given encouraging signs yet that he will extend his 10-year stay at the Emirates.