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Arsenal eyeing Aston Villa flop as Aaron Ramsey replacement?

Arsenal after Jordan Veretout?

Arsenal are understood to be planning an approach to sign Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout as they seek to replace Aaron Ramsey in their ranks this summer.

The north London side have plenty of options in the centre of the park but they are expected to spend on a new recruit with Aaron Ramsey due to join Juventus on a Bosman at the end of the season.

According to Le Foot, Gunners boss Unai Emery has already begun the search for a probable replacement and Veretout, formerly of Aston Villa, has been earmarked as a candidate to replace Ramsey at the club.

Veretout had a forgettable debut season with the Villains between 2015 and 2016 where he made 25 Premier League appearances en route to the club's relegation.

However, the 26-year-old has managed to transform his fortunes in the Serie A over the past few seasons, and he is currently one of Fiorentina's top-performing players.

He has netted 13 times from 63 appearances for La Viola in Serie A. The club are likely to demand around £21.5m for the midfielder, who was recruited from Villa for just £6m in 2017.