Liverpool have received a massive boost as they continue to monitor Aaron Ramsey, with Sky Sports reporting that Arsenal will not be offering him another contract.
The Welshman’s deal at the Emirates expires at the end of the season and he will be free in January to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs while Premier League sides will be able to sign him for free in the summer.
For months now, Liverpool have been tipped as the side most likely to sign Ramsey, with some claiming that the Reds would move to sign the 27-year-old in January by paying a premium and steal a march on rivals.
However, with Sky now reporting that the Gunners will not offer Ramsey a new deal, it would be bizarre for a side to decide now to pay to sign him when he is free to join who he likes in eight months time.
The report from Sky says that the midfielder has been told in person that, with a deadlock being reached between Ramsey and the club, he will not be offered a new deal and is free to leave.
The report reads: “The Wales midfielder was understood to have been unhappy that nobody from the club had directly explained their reasons for withdrawing the offer of a new long-term deal following months of talks.”
He was told by his agent that Arsenal are done negotiating over a new contract and with Liverpool in the mix to sign him in the summer, it will come as a boost to learn that a deal can be completed for free.