MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI has confirmed Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to leave the club this month.
The midfielder has been linked with a move back to England in recent weeks having played just 112 minutes of football this term.
However, Ramsey has reportedly turned down an offer from newly mega-rich Newcastle.
And Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace have pulled out of the race to sign him.
Allegri confirmed: “Aaron’s not with the team as he’s set to leave the club.”
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has also confirmed talks are ongoing on a potential return to the Premier League.
Champions League-chasing Arsenal are being linked with a reunion, with Mikel Arteta’s side riding out a midfield crisis.
Midfielder Granit Xhaka was sent off in the first leg of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool.
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And Thomas Partey received two yellows in the second leg.
As a result, Albert Sambi Lokonga will have the task of holding the make-shift midfield down against Burnley.
Martin Odegaard could drop into the two-man midfield to help the Belgian out.
Or Takehiro Tomiyasu could be pushed forward to assist with the defending, allowing Cedric to start at right-back.
The Gunners were linked with a move for Ramsey’s team-mate Arthur.
But Allegri is unwilling to accept a six-month loan for the Brazilian, who he sees as ‘important.’
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