Aaron Ramsey could be sold by Serie A holders Juventus in the summer, less than a year after he arrived on a free transfer from Arsenal.
The Welshman opted against signing a new deal with the Gunners, and instead put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal with La Vecchia Signora, having spent 11 years in north London.
But Ramsey has failed to have the impact he’d have liked in Turin, with injuries restricting him to just 18 appearances – the majority as a substitute – for Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentancur and Sami Khedira are five other players capable of playing in central midfield, demonstrating the vast array of options available to the former Chelsea boss.
Though Juventus play with a central three, Ramsey has been unable to find the regular game time he hoped moving to Italy would provide him, after his final season at the Emirates Stadium saw his role restricted under then-Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
Emre Can, formerly of Liverpool, has already left the club for similar reasons, and Tuttosport (via The Sun) suggest that Ramsey could be next through the Allianz Stadium departure doors as a result.
There is no indication as to who would be willing to make a move for Ramsey, but his Premier League experience is likely to make him an attractive proposition for a number of top-flight English teams.
The 29-year-old played 262 Premier League games for Arsenal, playing a key role in midfield for a number of years. Although winning the league title eluded Ramsey, he did have success in cup competitions with the club – lifting the FA Cup on three occasions, also finishing as a runner-up in last season’s Europa League.
If he does depart in the summer, Ramsey may well have a Serie A winners medal under his belt, providing Juventus can overcome their latest stumble against Hellas Verona to win an unprecedented ninth consecutive scudetto.
Antonio Conte’s Inter and surprise package Lazio are providing stiff competition this season, but at the time of writing, Juve are currently top of the table – largely thanks to the form of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored in ten consecutive games for the Old Lady.