AC Milan reportedly want Ivan Gazidis to talk Aaron Ramsey into leaving Arsenal for the Serie A side according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Welshman, as you know, is out of contract next summer and although he has already turned down one offer from Arsenal, reports this week in the UK seem to believe that he is closing in on a new deal.

GdS, however, believe that Gazidis agreeing to join Milan means that he might be able to talk Ramsey into upping sticks and moving there too.

This seems unlikely.

Although Milan have been taken over by Elliott Management, which is fronted by Gazidis’ mate Paul Singer, they are not flush with cash. One of the holdups with Ramsey agreeing to a new deal with Arsenal is said to be what he’s asking for in terms of wages. While he isn’t expecting to get the same as Mesut Ozil’s £350kpw, he will want a significant increase on his current £110kpw.

Although the Rossoneri would be able to justify a large pay-packet for the midfielder if they didn’t have to pay a fee for him, their highest paid player is Gonzalo Higuain who earns around £130kpw. The next highest paid is Giacomo Bonaventura on £80kpw.

Add to that the fact that Ramsey and his wife are expecting twins and it’s unlikely that they will want to uproot their whole family to move somewhere they will need to learn a new language. Especially not after they splashed £1.3m on a new house in Cardiff.

The Ivan Gazidis-to-AC Milan saga looks like it could finally be drawing to a close after Elliott Management agreed to his wage demands.

Depending on where you did your reading over the summer Gazidis wanted an extra £1m or his salary doubled. Whatever he wanted, it seems he’s got it:

Reports in Italy also claim that Gazidis is set to leave Arsenal for AC Milan after his mate, Paul Singer, and Elliott Management, caved to his salary demands.

UK reports this week had been leaning towards Gazidis staying with Arsenal but despite being required to give Arsenal 12 months notice it seems like we are moving towards a place of having to replace the man who waited his whole Arsenal career to replace Arsene Wenger and then left five minutes later.

Elliott Management picked up AC Milan when their Chinese owners – whom Elliott Management had helped purchase – defaulted on a payment in excess of €400m that they owed EM. Gazidis has been targeted for the CEO’s role in Italy through his personal relationship with the group’s owner, Singer.

Who will replace Gazidis remains to be seen with the only name mentioned so far that of Josh Kroenke which would be unsurprising given the recent moves of his father.