Arsenal still haven’t made direct contact with Sheffield United over Aaron Ramsdale, despite expressing an interest in the goalkeeper indirectly.

London, England, 22nd June 2021. Aaron Ramsdale of England during the UEFA European Championships match at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture: David Klein / Sportimage
London, England, 22nd June 2021. Aaron Ramsdale of England during the UEFA European Championships match at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture: David Klein / Sportimage

Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth reports that there’s been no direct contact between Arsenal and Sheffield United for Aaron Ramsdale, but they have made their interest clear through intermediaries.

All the same, the lack of a direct official offer for the player so far leaves open the possibility that Arsenal could look elsewhere, with West Bromwich Albion’s Sam Johnstone also linked.

Sky’s update is consistent with a previous report from Goal that whilst Arsenal have an interest in Ramsdale, they’re yet to make an offer. The Blades’ asking price is believed to be in excess of £30m, and Goal claim this could be an obstacle for Arsenal.

But the claims conflict with what The Athletic wrote in June, that Arsenal were in talks for the goalkeeper, following up their interest by making contact with Sheffield United.

The Athletic also reported that Arsenal had made an enquiry with West Brom for Johnstone, but once again, there are no rumours of an official bid just yet.

To sum up, it seems fairly evident Arsenal like both England goalkeepers, but neither deal is at all close.

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