Arsenal have informed Juventus to pay £18 million if they wish to sign Aaron Ramsey now rather than six months late.
The Wales midfielder is due to join the Serie A champions at the end of the season when his Emirates Stadium contract expires.
Juventus are expected to make a formal announcement about the free signing in the coming days, but the Italian side are understood to have been offered the chance to fast track the deal.
Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Italian side are eager to get the 28-year-old on board as soon as possible, but they are unlikely to match the Gunners ‘valuation for a player in the final stages of his deal.
If Aaron Ramsey quits North London this month, Unai Emery will have money to reinvest back into his squad before the end of the January window, but it seems that Wales international will stay until the end of the season and join the Turin giants on a free transfer by agreeing £36 million deal.
While Arsenal are not planning to spend big in the winter transfer window and are waiting for summer to make big-money move acquisitions.