Sources: Arsenal pull plug on Ramsdale deal after agreement reached
Arsenal have pulled the plug on their pursuit of Aaron Ramsdale after failing to agree on a transfer fee with Sheffield United, Football Insider can reveal.
The Gunners have held extensive talks with the Championship club over a deal for the goalkeeper.
But the latest negotiation on Wednesday failed to result in an agreement and an Arsenal source has told Football Insider the club have now walked away from the transfer.
Mikel Arteta’s side have pursued Ramsdale, 23, all summer after making him their top target to challenge Bernd Leno for the number one shirt.
The Gunners have been confident the keeper wants to sign and he has already reached an agreement on personal terms.
But the two clubs have been apart in their valuation of the Englishman.
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Sheffield United want more than £30m for their number one while Arsenal have been willing to pay around £20m.
Two bids from the Londoners have been knocked by United’s Arabian owners, who have refused to buckle and let Ramsdale go cheaply.
Arsenal are now set to turn their attention to alternative keeper targets.
It remains to be seen if the Premier League big guns will return to the negotiating table with a fresh move for Ramsdale later in the window.
It is a priority for Arteta to secure a new keeper a year after he sanctioned the sale of Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa, a deal that has come back to haunt Arsenal.
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