Everton enter the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey

Everton have emerged as surprise contenders for the signature of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, according to the Sun.

The 27-year-old’s contract negotiations with the Gunners collapsed last month with his current deal due to expire next summer.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have also expressed an interest in signing Ramsey in January.

Everton readying move for Ramsey

SINGAPORE – JULY 28: Aaron Ramsey #8 of Arsenal looks during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain at the National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC)

The club’s director of football Marcel Brands is preparing a package that will attempt to entice the player to Goodison Park.

The Gunners are keen to sell Ramsey in January following a collapse in contract talks.

The Welshman could command a £15m signing-on fee along with wages in the region of £150k-per-week.

Marco Silva is keen to make Ramsey a key part of his midfield but faces strong competition to sign the Arsenal man.

Clubs queuing up for Ramsey’s signature

BEIJING, CHINA – JULY 21: Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey fight for the ball during a training session at Birds Nest on July 21, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images)

Liverpool appear to be the club with the strongest interest in signing Ramsey.

The Reds see Ramsey as a long-term replacement for James Milner and a strong alternative to Nabil Fekir.

Chelsea and Manchester United are both also keeping tabs on the player, whilst Juventus and both Milan clubs are also keen.

Family decisions

Following the birth of his twins on Tuesday, this is likely to have a big impact on his decision.

Ramsey feels settled in London making Stamford Bridge an enticing option.

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