Liverpool are interested in signing Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal, it has sensationally been claimed.
Ramsey, 27, is entering the last 12 months of his Arsenal contract and has yet to agree a new deal.
And transfer expert Ian McGarry claims Liverpool are interested in bringing him to Anfield with the clock ticking until deadline day.
“There’s a little bit of interest from Liverpool, I understand,” McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast.
“I think there’s no vacancy at Liverpool right now following the arrival of Fabinho and Naby Keita but Ramsey would certainly be a very good addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad as a creative box-to-box midfielder.
“So, Ramsey is taking time and quite rightly to weigh up his options.
“I don’t think he’s particularly worried about moving (by the deadline) because as of January he can sign a pre-contract with any club outside of England as Emre Can did with Juventus and move next summer for free when the fee that would be demanded for him now - £35m to £40m - would be paid to him in wages as a signing on fee.
“To me, Ramsey is again one of the few candidates of British players who would happily go abroad and ply his trade and learn the language and fit in and be a success.
“So his options are not purely limited to the Premier League.
“I think it would be a big loss to Emery and Arsenal but at the same time I get the feeling with Emery that he is not one to stand on tradition and culture.
“We saw the way Jack Wilshere, someone who had been endlessly indulged with contracts despite the way he recovered from injuries, we saw the way Emery was quite cold in telling him ‘you might be a sub’.
“It’s not come to that with Ramsey yet. He’s not been told he won’t be a starting player.”
Ramsey had been named in the Gunners' starting line-up for the pre-season friendly with Chelsea on Wednesday but was withdrawn at the last moment, with Emile Smith Rowe coming in.
Emery, whose side claimed a 6-5 penalty shootout victory following a 1-1 draw, said in his post-match press conference: "He has got a little pain in his muscle and we decided not to start him because it is maybe a big risk for him.
"But I am awaiting the medical analysis and I think it's not a big problem."
Emery is unsure over the 27-year-old's future but is keen for him to stay.
When asked about the situation, he added: "I don't know. This is one question for the club and for the player. I am very, very concentrated and my focus is thinking every day for the training, for the players, for the match on Saturday against Lazio and then starting against Manchester City.
"Ramsey's with us. The contract is a question for the club and for the player.
"My opinion is clear, I want him to be with us. He's the type of player I want in this team. But the contract is one thing only for the club and the player."
Source: Daily Express
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