Chelsea close in on top-class signing after target told to move!

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CHELSEA transfer target Aaron Ramsdale has been told that he needs to leave Arsenal in the coming transfer windows.

Mikel Arteta made the big decision over the summer transfer window to make a move and sign the impressive David Raya on loan until the end of the season, despite the fact that Ramsdale has been brilliant since his move to the Emirates.

Ramsdale featured in the opening four games of the season for Arteta and co. But David Ryaa has started to establish himself in that Arsenal side and there is a feeling that Arteta believes the Spaniard is the way forward.

That has led to some stunning reports in the media which have claimed that we are very much interested in a deal to sign Ramsdale in the January window if he pushes for a move away from the Emirates.

Ramsdale was back in the team for the clash with Brentford on Saturday, as Raya is ineligible to play against his parent club, but has still been told by former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson his career at the club is over and he should find an escape route in January.

“He had an excellent season last year, started this one well and I’d watched the documentary and he’s an integral part of that changing room. He’s a leader. He is a great character and he seemed to have a great relationship with the manger,” he told BBC Sport.

“That can’t be fixed now. It is fractured. The manager has made his decision but he’ll drop the carrot to get a performance out of Ramsdale [with Raya ineligible]. But, Ramsdale is second choice now and in January he needs to get his move and play top-level football.”