Transfer Talk: Ramsdale’s benching has Chelsea, Bayern circling
The summer transfer window has closed throughout Europe, but there are still moves in the works and plenty of gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!
TOP STORY: Chelsea, Bayern monitoring Ramsdale
Chelsea and Bayern Munich are among the clubs monitoring the situation of Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, according to the Daily Mail.
The England international’s future has become less certain after Gunners boss Mikel Arteta dropped him from the line-up for Sunday’s 1-0 win over Everton.
New recruit David Raya started instead, and Arteta has suggested that he will look to rotate goalkeepers and could even be open to substituting them during matches.
Arteta’s comments suggest that Ramsdale still has an important role to play at the Emirates, but the situation has still resulted in clubs keeping an eye on how things pan out for the 25-year-old with the feeling being that Raya could overtake him in the Arsenal pecking order.
Chelsea signed Robert Sánchez and Djordje Petrovic from Brighton & Hove Albion and New England Revolution respectively during the summer but are still open to strengthening their goalkeeper options.
Meanwhile, Bayern are looking for Manuel Neuer‘s successor, with Sven Ulreich and newly signed Daniel Peretz currently their main alternatives.
Ramsdale signed a new four-year contract with Arsenal in May and remains committed to the Gunners and will hope to return to the starting XI when Arsenal take on PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
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