Sheffield United will not be lowering their £40m asking price for Aaron Ramsdale as the player is not “agitating” for a move to Arsenal, according to reports.
Ramsdale had his breakthrough season in the Premier League with Bournemouth in 2019/20. He played 37 times in the top flight as the Cherries were relegated.
The goalkeeper was with Sheffield United as a youngster and he rejoined them for £18.5m ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
It was a torrid season for the Blades as they finished bottom in the Premier League. But Ramsdale impressed as he played in all 38 of their top-flight games.
The 23-year-old was part of Gareth Southgate‘s England squad at Euro 2020 and he has been linked with a move to Arsenal.
The Sheffield Star have reported that Arsenal have already bid £30m for the ‘keeper. This has been turned down as the Blades are holding out for a fee of £40m.
The report adds that Ramsdale is “refusing to agitate” for a move this summer. This means that Sheffield United will not be lowering their asking price for him.
The striker is rated at around £40m by Arsenal‘s London rivals and he is expected to leave the club this summer.
Reports suggested last week that the Gunners are willing to meet Abraham’s personal terms and wage demands.
Winterburn said: “He certainly would fit the bill of recent Arsenal signings, young with a point to prove.
“People will question his consistency but what you want is for these young players to get a run in the team.
“Is he going to get a run in a team if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is playing well? Probably not unless Aubameyang can be switched to the left-hand side – although you then need to leave out either Nicolas Pepe or Bukayo Saka.
“With Abraham, there’s potential there and development for a young, young player. So, I think it’s an option [for] Arsenal, although with Alexandre Lacazette being linked with a move away, it could be just a name that has been thrown into a hat.”