Juventus interested in signing Aaron Ramsey, says sporting director Fabio Paratici
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 02/01/19 2:18pm
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed the Serie A champions are interested in signing Aaron Ramsey.
Ramsey is expected to leave Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the season after talks broke down over a new contract for the Wales international.
Ramsey is now free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with clubs outside England, as they are permitted to sign Premier League players in the final six months of their contracts.
Sky sources understand Juventus is the preferred destination for the midfielder and Paratici has confirmed the Italian club are interested in signing the 28-year-old.
"Ramsey is a very good player who has been playing at a high level for many years and who plays for an important club. For now, that's it," Paratici told Sky in Italy.
"He is a player whose contract is going to end and we always pay great attention to the situations offered by the transfer market because it is our duty, so we also pay attention to Ramsey."
When pressed on whether Ramsey will be a Juventus player next July, Paratici said: "This is yet to be decided. Now, he is still an Arsenal player and we certainly are not the only ones who pay attention to transfers. This is already a very complete answer."
Sky Sports News revealed in October that Ramsey would be leaving the Emirates next summer, after he was told in person why he would not be offered a new deal.
The midfielder has made 352 appearances and scored 60 goals for the Gunners since joining from Cardiff City in 2008.