According to the Daily Express, European champions Barcelona are reportedly lining up a shock move for Arsenal’s creative midfielder, Aaron Ramsey.

Only recently, the Spanish giants’ transfer embargo was lifted, enabling them to finally go through with transfers and Luis Enrique and the Barca board are looking to strengthen the already incredible squad at the Camp Nou.

Along with Everton centre-back John Stones, Gunners midfielder Ramsey has been identified as a target for the Catalan club after a string of fine individual performances for Arsenal this season.

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Although it is highly unlikely that a January move is in the offing, the La Liga table toppers will look to move for the Welsh international at the end of the season as they look to find long-term replacements for Andres Iniesta, who despite his excellent ability, is getting near the end of his playing days.

It has been reported that Barcelona are willing to pay up to £50 million for Ramsey; a fee that Arsenal may find hard to refuse if a genuine offer does come in.