Liverpool and Manchester United have both added Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey to their shopping lists for the January transfer window.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out injured for the season, with club doctors saying that if he features at all this season, it will come as a massive surprise. His absence, in games vs. top six sides especially, has been felt over the last month.
The former Arsenal midfielder was crucial in Liverpool’s exhilarating run to the Champions League final and the only games that the Reds have lost in Europe since have come in his absence.
Ramsey might look to follow in his former teammate’s shoes and move to Liverpool in January; a transfer which might answer Klopp’s question of where the creativity in midfield will come from between now and the end of the season.
According to the London Evening Standard, Liverpool and Manchester United are weighing up bids for Ramsey in January. The Welshman’s contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season, leaving them in the same situation as with Alexis Sanchez.
Ramsey is free to negotiate with teams overseas from January 1 while he could leave at the turn of the year to a club in England for a cut-price. Liverpool and Manchester United are both interested but it remains to be seen if any formal offers are made.
The report indicates that Liverpool “are the most likely candidates, given Jurgen Klopp is a keen admirer of Ramsey and wants to strengthen his midfield after missing out on Nabil Fekir from Lyon.”