Arsenal want Herrera as Ramsey's replacement
With Aaron Ramsey reportedly on his way out, Arsenal has set their eyes on Porto captain Hector Herrera.
Ramsey is yet to sign a contract extension with the Gunners and it is reported that he could walk away for free in the summer. And being on his final year at the Emirates, Arsenal has earmarked Herrera as a potential replacement for the Wales international. The Evening Standard reports that the club will make a move for Herrera during the January transfer window.
The north London side was keen to tie down Ramsey down to a new deal, but the two parties are understood to have been significantly apart in talks over wages and the negotiations have broken down.
Ramsey joined Arsenal in 2008 from Cardiff City and his current situation is being monitored by Liverpool and Manchester United who are expected to make a move in January.
Herrera has spent the past five years with Porto and also represented Mexico at this summer's World Cup in Russia.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is a keen admirer of Ramsey, who would be available for around £25m, with Unai Emery keen to raise funds to continue rebuilding his squad, with Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron & Porto’s Hector Herrera seen as alternatives. [@JamesOlley] #afc pic.twitter.com/Tq6ArvZbZN— afcstuff (@afcstuff) October 10, 2018