Arsenal are likely to make their first bid for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after the European Championships, according to reports in the local media.
The Gunners are said to have already made contact with an intermediary who will handle negotiations, and they have communicated that they will make a serious bid that will test the Blades resolve to keep the 23-year-old.
However, the bid will reportedly still fall below United’s valuation of Ramsdale, which stands at a hefty £40m. Whether such an asking price will put off Arsenal, it remains to be seen.
The Blades snapped up the keeper from Bournemouth for £18.5m last summer, and so the Yorkshire club are looking to double their money on the player.
While Ramsdale did finish the campaign very strongly and ended up being named the club’s player of the year, he did initially struggle in the opening months of last season, so slapping such a price tag on his head may see the Gunners withdraw their interest.