Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to leave the Emirates Stadium in 2019 summer transfer window as a free agent.
Ramsey’s current contract at the North London side will run until the end of this season but the Welshman has continued to delay his contract talks.
The 27-year-old has been strongly linked with away move from the Emirates Stadium in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus were among those big European clubs keen to sign the midfielder with a £50m bid believed to be turned down by the Gunners.
It was reported that Ramsey feels he deserves an increased salary at Arsenal as a current longest-serving player after joining the club in 2008.
And former Arsenal left-back Nigel Winterburn admits Ramsey is the most important player at the club and would fit in at either Chelsea or Manchester United.
“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 said.
“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.”
Discussing Ramsey’s future during the summer, new manager Unai Emery has also admitted that the Welshman is an important player.
“The contract is one thing for the club and the player,” Emery said.
“Football changes every day. I think about the match today first, then training tomorrow, the match on Saturday and to continue our preparation.”
“I think Aaron is an important player for us. For me, I want him to stay with us, to work with us, to give the team the big performances with his quality.”