Chelsea ‘rethinking move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey’ due to impressive form of Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek
- Chelsea are ‘rethinking’ plans to move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey
- The Welshman will leave the Gunners in the summer when his contract ends
- Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s form has seen Chelsea hold off Ramsey
- The English duo have stepped up under boss Maurizio Sarri so far this season
Chelsea are ‘rethinking’ any plans to make a move for Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey due to the impressive form of midfielders Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus Cheek.
Ramsey will leave Arsenal at the end of the season when his contract expires and the Blues were one of a host of clubs monitoring his situation.
But according to the Daily Star, the west London club have been left impressed with the homegrown midfielders at their disposal with Barkley and Loftus-Cheek pushing for regular minutes under boss Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea are ‘rethinking plans to make a move for Aaron Ramsey’ due to their squad’s own form
The impressive form of Ruben Loftus-Cheek has seen Chelsea park plans to bolster midfield
Ross Barkley has also improved immeasurably under boss Maurizio Sarri so far this season
Sarri is not short of midfield options right now with Barkley and Loftus-Cheek battling with Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Mateo Kovacic and Danny Drinkwater for starting berths.
Barkley has scored three times in his last three games and earned a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad as he continues to impress under Sarri’s guidance.
And Loftus-Cheek has four goals in his last three games as he pushes to establish himself in the Blues’ midfield.
Kovacic is on loan at the club from Real Madrid and with no plans to make it permanent, plus the doubts over Fabregas’ future, there was a feeling the club could target Ramsey in a bid for reinforcements.
Chelsea’s midfield is well stocked with the likes of Cesc Fabregas pushing for a starting role
Fabregas, 31, scored in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup win over Derby County and insisted there is no need to ‘rush decisions’ on what he plans to do come the end of the campaign.
He told reporters: ‘I still believe in myself a lot and think I can add a lot to this team.
‘Let’s see what happens but I am happy here. In life, not just football, timing is the most important thing.
‘You don’t have to rush decisions. You don’t have to talk before things happen. At the moment I am playing once a week.
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