Manchester United are set to challenge Liverpool for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the January transfer window.

According to The Evening Standard, Manchester United and Liverpool are ready to battle each other to secure Ramsey’s signature.

Ramsey’s contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season and the club are not prepared to offer him a new deal.

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Liverpool and United are now looking to take advantage of this by making a cut-price move for the Welsh international – offering Arsenal a transfer fee instead of them letting him leave on a free.

Manchester United made a similar move for Alexis Sanchez last season, offering Henrikh Mkhitaryan in exchange for the Chile international, who was set to leave on a free at the end of the campaign.

Ramsey scored in Arsenal’s 5-1 win over Fulham at the weekend and has made over 300 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.