Fri 19 Apr 2024, 09:29 · Ash Harrison

Report: Chelsea now set to go up against Newcastle in race for £30m player from Premier League rivals

Report: Chelsea now set to go up against Newcastle in race for £30m player from Premier League rivals
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Chelsea have reportedly entered the race with Newcastle United to try and sign unhappy 25-year-old Arsenal man.

Newcastle could look to liberate young England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from his Arsenal hell this summer but may now face competition from Chelsea should they choose to do so.

According to Daily Mail journalist Sami Mokbel, Chelsea are now keen on the England stopper who is not happy after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates following the arrival of David Raya from Brentford.

Raya is currently on loan from the Bees at Arsenal, but Mikel Arteta will move to make the move permanent at the end of the season which pretty much confines Ramsdale to second billing.


Ramsdale wants more first-team football

Ramsdale started off really well at Arsenal following his £30million move from Bournemouth in 2021, gaining himself a place in Gareth Southgate's England team.

However, David Raya's arrival at Arsenal has seen Ramsdale slip to second-choice and also fall out of favour with Southgate.

It's thought that a move to a side where he'll be first-choice will be on Ramsdale's mind this summer as he looks to get his career back on track.


Mark Gillespie could soon be Newcastle's second-choice 'keeper

Newcastle will actively be looking for a goalkeeper or two this summer with Loris Karius departing at the end of the season and a strong feeling that Martin Dubravka will also make way.

That leaves Newcastle with Nick Pope and Mark Gillespie. The big concern over our move for Ramsdale would be convincing him that he's not going to play second fiddle to Pope, otherwise, there's no real point in him making the move.

Chelsea will have a similar issue with Robert Sanchez having a decent season, although Ramsdale is probably a better 'keeper overall.

Both Premier League clubs will face competition from abroad as other clubs monitor Ramsdale's situation.