Chelsea and Bayern Munich are interested in signing Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, according to the Daily Mail.
Ramsdale was dropped by the Gunners for the 1-0 win against Everton at the weekend and, if he doesn’t regain his place by the end of the season, a sale for a fee “in excess of £60m” could be considered. Chelsea supporters on X are very much against recruiting Ramsdale, who they believe is not any better than the club’s current options in goal:
we dont need him Sanchez is clear of that passion merchant
— CFCAden (@CFCAden) September 18, 2023
Hahaa, another poor signing if it happens, he's not even good.
— Bombs⚽ (@AntoSimiyu) September 18, 2023
This club is hopeless 😔
— iCharly (@charlystores) September 18, 2023
More money to waste
— Blue (@totto_blue) September 18, 2023
Lol…could have just signed Raya to begin with.
— Corz^y_fc (@corz_s) September 18, 2023
— Jonny Hanger Humstad (@humstad) September 18, 2023
We are finished
— andirozidan #RSanchez1 (@Andirozidan21) September 18, 2023
Ramsdale has suffered a dramatic fall from grace at Arsenal
The England international was praised for his performances during the Gunners’ title challenge last season, and there was no hint that his first-team place could come under threat.
However, Arsenal’s decision to sign David Raya from Brentford suggested that Ramsdale could face the axe sooner rather than later. Just 5 games into the Premier League season, he has been benched.
Sanchez’s performance against Bournemouth may give Chelsea’s recruitment team pause for thought
Current number one Robert Sanchez put in an impressive performance at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday. The 25-year-old had been less than convincing in the opening weeks of the season and he has had to work hard, not only to win over the fans, but also the manager.
After arriving from Brighton for £25m in the summer, the Spaniard was not even classed as the club’s first choice by Mauricio Pochettino but the subsequent departure of Kepa Arrizabalaga to Real Madrid on loan made Sanchez the de-facto no.1.
If he continues in his current form between now and the end of the season, the Blues may decide that they don’t need to make a sizeable offer for Ramsdale.