Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has chosen Juventus as his preferred suitor with his current Emirates Stadium deal running out, according to Sport Mediaset, via Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.
The former Bayern Munich defender has been regarded as one of Europe's best over the past four years and Emery may well allow Ramsey to leave earlier than expected if he can secure the experienced defender's services in the coming weeks.
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal stretches for a ball in the Premier League game between Liverpool v Arsenal at Anfield, Liverpool.
Juve are more than happy to wait until the end of the season and now it seems that the Gunners have shifted to plan B.
"Mesut signed a new contract last January because he saw his future at Arsenal, and nothing has changed in his mind".
Juventus destroyer Khedira is not the Ramsey replacement that Arsenal really need
Ramsey joined Arsenal from Cardiff in 2008 and has won the FA Cup on three occasions - scoring the decisive goal in two finals. A result that will see Arsenal suffer a loss of about £50m that Ramsey is present worth at the transfer market.
Recent reports suggest that Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus, but there is also talk he could potentially sign sooner than the summer.
Having entered the final six months of his contract, Ramsey has been free to speak with European clubs keen to contest for his signature.
However, the decision to withdraw the offer for Ramsey means that he will be departing north London after a decade, where he scored two FA Cup winning goals and made over 350 appearances.
"It [Ramsey's contract] is due to expire and we are always attentive to the situations that can be created".
Emery is very curious to strengthen Arsenal back-line.
Previous year it seemed likely that Ramsey would join Bayern Munich and in the past he's been linked with Roma. It's certainly a positive when you can say that new player X improves a team at a certain position, but ultimately a transfer move truly makes an impact when it bridges the gap with your competitors.
- 'Not sufficient': United Nations on Saudi trial into Jamal Khashoggi killing
- Elections delayed in Ebola-hit Congo
- Tottenham's Harry Kane hoping Manchester City beat Liverpool
- Paul Whelan, U.S. citizen, arrested in Russia on spying charges
- Elizabeth Warren makes big move toward 2020 presidential run
- Wounded City ready to fight Liverpool, insists Kompany
- North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants more summits with South
- Browns' Baker Mayfield breaks National Football League record for touchdown passes by a rookie
- Pelosi, During Government Shutdown, Is Vacationing at Hawaii Resort
- Sears to close Fairview Heights location