Arsenal set to make approach for £30m-rated English keeper

Arsenal are ready to submit a £30 million offer to sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, according to the latest reports.

The north Londoners are in the market to replace first-choice Bernd Leno, who has just finished his third campaign in the Premier League.

Leno was purchased in a £22.5 million deal from Bayer Leverkusen three years ago, and it’s understood that the Gunners are open to allowing the 29-year-old to depart if they receive a similar sum this summer.

Ramsdale is on the Gunners’ list of targets along with West Brom shot-stopper Sam Johnstone but according to a recent report from talkSPORT, Aaron is at the top of Arsenal’s shortlist and the club are now preparing a £30m bid for the Sheffield United goalkeeper.

The report states that Arsenal have already had two proposals for the 23-year-old rejected by the Championship club.

Speaking earlier in July, Sheffield United’s new head coach Slavisa Jokanovic stressed that he is interested in keeping Ramsdale.

‘I have one of the best ‘keepers in England. So I want one of the best ones to be here with us.’ he said.

In other news, Arsenal are allegedly set to win the race to snap up forward Tammy Abraham on loan from city and league rivals Chelsea.