The year was 2008, and both Arsenal and Manchester United were looking to sign teenager Aaron Ramsey from Cardiff City.
The Gunners won the pursuit and signed the rising Welsh talent for a transfer fee of £4.8 million. Ten years later, Ramsey has matured into a fine central midfielder and is a crucial part of Arsene Wenger’s side.
However, the 27-year-old will only have a year left in his current deal in the summer, and the situation has attracted interests in the midfielder.
According to the latest report from the Sun, the Red Devils have reignited their interest in the player. The report claims that Mourinho would like to replace Paul Pogba with Ramsey if the Frenchman forces a move in the summer.
United will have to battle it out with Italian giants Juventus for the Welshman, who is valued at £35million by the report.
Juventus are also pursuing a move for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, but they fear that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich could topple their move for the German midfielder. Can is likely to leave the Merseyside club on a free transfer in the summer.
Meanwhile, the Gunners haven’t given up on tying Ramsey to a new long-term contract. The North London side have recently signed Mesut Ozil on a new deal, and they would hope that Ramey can follow suit.
Due to injury problems, Ramsey has managed only 19 league appearances for the Gunners this season up until now. However, he has been one of the most productive midfielders in Wenger’s side this season and has scored six goals and provided six assists in the league.