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Chelsea set to battle Manchester United for wantaway Arsenal star

Manchester United will compete with Chelsea to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey should he decide to leave The Emirates.

That’s according to Gunners legend Nigel Winterburn, anyway.

Ramsey is out of contract next summer, and has thus far failed to agree a new deal with Arsenal, leading to speculation he could leave the club after over a decade in North London. With AC Milan contending in Serie a and back in the Champions League this season, Ramsey may be attracted by a move to Italy and you can use a sts bonus to get good odds on where the Welsh midfield general will sign his next contract.

La Liga giants Barcelona are also reported to be interested in the Welshman and AC Milan want the 27-year-old to follow Ivan Gazidis to the San Siro.

Gazidis is close to agreeing a deal to become Milan’s new chief executive.

But Winterburn believes it will the clubs closer to home who will be battling out for Ramsey and more specifically Manchester United and Chelsea, both of whom he feels can benefit from the addition of the Wales international.

“With less than a year remaining on his contract, Ramsey is in a very strong negotiating position and is also a very attractive proposition for a lot of big clubs around Europe,” Winterburn told Sportingbet.

“I’m sure lots of top clubs are monitoring the situation and are ready to poach him.

“I think Manchester United and Chelsea will both battle it out to sign him if they feel he is seriously considering leaving Arsenal.

“I don’t think he could get into the Manchester City and Liverpool teams, but it would hurt Arsenal fans to see another of their superstars leave to a Premier League rival.

“I hope Ramsey signs a new contract at Arsenal.”

Arsenal take on Newcastle United tomorrow at St James Park.