Sven Mislintat move to sign £68m star as replacement for Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey’s Arsenal days are nearing a finish, as he will be allowed to depart the club at the end of the season when the Welshman will be out of contract.

Talks to structure a new wage deal for the player has collapsed, leaving the north Londoners to find a quick fix, immediately at the turn of the year.

Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl, a long-term target for Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain is in their January shopping list.

Head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is keen on bringing the 23-year-old to the Emirates, says reports in Germany.

Weigl commands a mammoth sum of 68 million pounds and according to reports milling from the rumour factory, Arsenal want to pull all stops to get him.

City have been previously credited with an interest in the 23-year-old. Boss Pep Guardiola had come close to scooping Weigl up in the transfer window this summer.

Whether he is raring to leave the club, remains to be seen, but the 23-year-old has seen his appearance on the field take a sudden decline, since he got sidelined for weeks due to an injury in the summer.

New signings Thomas Delaney and Axel Witsel, have knocked the midfielder right down to the bottom of the pecking order at the Westfalenstadion, leaving him to manage just six appearances in all competitions for Dortmund this season.