Arsenal offered €15m defender in exchange of Aaron Ramsey

Juventus are prepared to offer Medhi Benatia to Arsenal to get a deal over the line for Aaron Ramsey this January.

The 28-year-old becomes a free agent in the summer and midfielder has agreed to join Juventus where he is set to become the Serie A giants’ second-highest paid player behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, Turin giants are yet to reach an agreement with the Gunners, and the Serie A club are exploring every option to win the race, and Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Juventus are set to include Medhi Benatia in any potential deal for the Wales international.

Unai Emery is willing to sign a central defender and the potential arrival of the Morocco international could be enough to convince Arsenal.

Unai Emery praised Aaron Ramsey for his professionalism amid the growing speculation regarding his future: ‘I say to him every day that we need his performance for us. ‘And I was very happy with him in the last match. He asked in Blackpool to play, he said: “Coach, I want to play”.

‘His future is for him, his family and his agent. But every day in training he is working very well. ‘I want his focus to be on us, and to be on West Ham on Saturday. I respect his decision a lot.’