Aaron Ramsey

Chelsea ‘confident of lowering Gonzalo Higuain fee’

Chelsea are confident of signing Gonzalo Higuain for less than Juventus’s £32m asking price as the Italian giants need to free up some wages, according to a report. Chelsea are reportedly confident that Juventus will sell on-loan striker Gonzalo Higuain on the cheap at the end of the season. The 31-year-old joined the Blues on an initial six-month deal in January with the option to make that permanent in the summer. Higuain has impressed during his first four games for the West London outfit, even if results have been poor during that spell, scoring twice in the 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town to earn the acclaim of his teammates. Chelsea were asked by Juventus to pay around £32m to land the Argentina international on a full-time basis, but ESPN reports that the Blues believe they can...

Chelsea to get cut-price deal for Gonzalo Higuain?

Juventus are reportedly happy to sell Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea in a cut-price summer deal as they want to get the striker’s £270,000-a-week wages off their books. Chelsea may be handed a cut-price deal to land on-loan striker Gonzalo Higuain on a permanent basis, according to a report. The Blues brought in the Argentina international on a six-month contract in January as a replacement for Atletico Madrid-bound Alvaro Morata. Higuain has showed the odd moment of quality in his first four matches for Chelsea, getting off the mark with a couple of goals in the 5-0 destruction of Huddersfield Town a week-and-a-half ago. Chelsea are said to be keen on bringing in the 31-year-old full-time from the summer, should Maurizio Sarri still remain in charge, and The Mirror claims that Juve will...

How Arsenal could line up against BATE Borisov

Ahead of Thursday’s Europa League match between BATE Borisov and Arsenal, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up in Belarus. Arsenal head into the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie with BATE Borisov looking to register back-to-back wins for the first time since the start of 2019. The Gunners have suffered three defeats in their last half-a-dozen outings, although Unai Emery‘s side did register a 2-1 victory away at Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon. Arsenal reached this stage of the competition by recording 16 points from their six group games, as well as keeping five clean sheets. Emery has a number of selection dilemmas ahead of Thursday’s match, and here Sports Mole looks at how the North London outfit could line up against the Belarusian ...

Preview: BATE Borisov vs. Arsenal – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Thursday’s Europa League last-32 tie between BATE Borisov and Arsenal. Arsenal head into the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie with BATE Borisov looking to register a third victory over Thursday’s opponents in the space of 18 months. BATE play host to the Premier League side having not played a competitive game since the end of the group stages due to their new domestic campaign not starting until March. BATE Borisov © Reuters BATE were placed in a group which included Chelsea and PAOK before the start of the main stages of this competition, and it meant that the Belarusian champions were only regarded as outsiders to progress through to the last 32. That remained the case as they lost three out ...

Aaron Ramsey ‘signs £400k-a-week Juventus deal’

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey signs a pre-contract with Juventus which will earn the Wales international over £400,000 a week, according to a report. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has reportedly signed a pre-contract with Juventus, which will earn the Wales international over £400,000 a week. Ramsey’s current Arsenal deal will expire at the end of the season, and contract talks between the two parties broke down in the latter stages of 2018 as the Gunners were unprepared to meet the midfielder’s demands. Juve have been seen as the favourites for some time, with Ramsey keen to sample football in a new league. According to BBC Sport, Ramsey has now agreed a contract in excess of £400,000 a week with the Italian champions, which will run until the summer of 2023. The same repo...

Juventus confirm Aaron Ramsey agreement

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus, the Serie A club have announced. The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year deal and will officially join the Italian champions on July 1, the day after his Arsenal contract expires. OFFICIAL | @aaronramsey to join Juventus from next season ➡ https://t.co/6PFO3O5bpv#SeeYouAaron pic.twitter.com/BHjNaE8y9i — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 11, 2019 Confirmation of the move ends considerable speculation over the future of the Wales international, who turned down a new deal at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season. Juve, however, had long been the favourites for Ramsey’s signature despite a host of other top European clubs, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich, being link...

Arsenal team news: Injury, suspension list vs. BATE Borisov

Sports Mole rounds up the latest injury and suspension news for Arsenal ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with BATE Borisov in Belarus. Arsenal will put their top-four chase on hold over the next fortnight to focus on Europa League duties as they take on BATE Borisov in the last 32. The first leg of that tie takes place in Belarus on Thursday evening, where Arsenal will be aiming for back-to-back wins for the first time since January 5. The Gunners have won five and lost none of their six Europa League outings so far this season and have kept clean sheets in each of their last five en route to top spot in their group. Unai Emery‘s side will also be favourites to progress from the double-header with BATE, and here Sports Mole rounds up their latest injury and suspension ne...

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