Arsenal can secure £69m transfer windfall as Premier League side see approach rejected


Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly keen on Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale ahead of the January transfer window. Wolves are said to be confident that current number one Jose Sa will be leaving for Saudi Arabia in the winter window.

That will of course leave them in need of a new ‘keeper, with the England international earmarked as their priority target to replace Sa. Ramsdale has found himself behind David Raya in the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium in recent times.

The 25-year-old had been Mikel Arteta’s first-choice shot-stopper for a little over two years before Raya arrived from Brentford on loan in the summer, quickly coming into the starting line-up and staying there. However, Raya had to watch from the stands on Saturday as Arsenal took on Brentford, with the Spaniard ineligible due to Premier League rules on players facing their parent club when on loan.

The Gunners secured a 1-0 victory at the Gtech Community Stadium thanks to a last-gasp Kai Havertz winner. The ex-Bayer Leverkusen playmaker drifted into the box unmarked, heading home a pin-point Bukayo Saka cross to send his side top of the table after Manchester City had drawn 1-1 with Liverpool earlier in the day.

But Ramsdale did one nervy moment during the trip to west London, giving the ball away carelessly in the box before Declan Rice cleared Bryan Mbeumo’s effort off the line, with Yoane Wissa unable to convert the rebound. When asked about his ‘keeper’s performance after the match, Gunners boss Arteta said: "Courage.

"He has big courage and big personality and that's what we need. This is football.

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"I'm so happy with the team. The way the team performed with the clean sheet.

"We move on." understands that an approach from a bottom-half Premier League side to Ramsdale has been rejected. It's understood that Arsenal’s position remains clear that they do not want to lose the England international.

It remains to be seen if his long-term future does lie at the Emirates Stadium but if he were to leave it certainly wouldn’t be on the cheap. CIES Football Observatory value the former Bournemouth star at €80million (£69million).

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