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Arsenal in advanced talks for Aaron Ramsdale

Arsenal are in advanced negotiations to sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for a reported £24m fee. The Gunners are in the market for a keeper to play backup to first choice shot-stopper Bernd Leno.

According to Football London journalist Chris Wheatley, Arsenal are now closing in on a deal for Ramsdale.

The report suggests that the Gunners want to sign Ramsdale as a homegrown goalkeeper for a reported £24m.

The deal will also include a number of add-ons that could see the final fee reach close to £30m.

Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic left Ramsdale out of his squad for their 1-0 EFL Cup win over Carlisle on Tuesday night, but was coy on his reasons why:

“There is nothing in his absence, no, nothing,” Jokanovic said.

“I just needed to give some players a chance and others a rest.”

“Aaron is my first choice, that I can definitely say.

“But I need to see what other people can do in case something happens. What other options we have and what other choices are here.”

The news linking us to Ramsdale has also been confirmed by notable Arsenal Twitter account The AFC Bell who has periodically posted information on the clubs transfers.