Real Madrid ready to sign £50m-rated Arsenal playmaker

Real Madrid could make a move for Arsenal ace Aaron Ramsey once he becomes a free agent.

The Wales international is already on the radars of Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester United.

Arsenal withdrew the offer of a new contract for the 27-year-old earlier in the season, with Unai Emery preferring to spend the long-serving midfielder’s wages on a new player.

With Welshman officially able to speak to foreign clubs over an end-of-season switch from January 1, The Mirror suggests that Real Madrid have already made an initial approach.

The report states that Bernabeu chiefs regard the Cardiff City academy product highly, especially with no transfer fee to pay out, and a potential link-up would tempt the player with international teammate Gareth Bale.

It remains to be seen what decision will Aaron Ramsey take, but Arsenal would prefer to sell him in January to raise funds for upcoming transfer windows and add a winger or a centre-back to fill the gap in the defence or add the pace to attack.

Meanwhile, the Gunners defeated north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the derby and currently hold fourth place in the table.