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Ramsey: Contract expires. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Ramsey: Contract expires. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

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Ramsey: Contract expires. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Juventus have confirmed they are interested in signing Aaron Ramsey in the summer.

The midfielder's Arsenal deal expires at the end of the season and he is able to negotiate and sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club. It has been reported that Bayern Munich and Inter Milan have also taken an interest.

"He is a great player and he has played at high levels for many years," Fabio Paratici, the Juventus sporting director, told Sky in Italy. "His contract is going to expire and we are alert to all market situations, so we are attentive to him.

"This is all to be verified. We are certainly not the only ones in the transfer market."

Arsenal withdrew their offer of a new contract to Ramsey, the club's longest-serving player, in September for a combination of footballing and financial reasons.

The club's wage bill is stretched to its limits following the signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January, and the decision to award Mesut Ozil a deal worth around £350,000 a week.

Ramsey scored in the 4-1 victory over Fulham on Tuesday, prompting chants of "sign him up" from sections of the home crowd.

Arsenal expect Ramsey to stay in north London until the end of the season as they are unlikely to get a large fee for him this month.

(© Daily Telegraph, London)

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