Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic has stated that he is not interested in selling Arsenal target Aaron Ramsdale this summer.
The former Bournemouth goalkeeper has been linked with a move to north London throughout the summer with current no. 1 Bernd Leno having an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium.
Ramsdale‘s potential switch had appeared in the offing for some weeks but football.london understood that the Gunners had walked away from negotiations having failed to agree on a fee with his current employers.
Nevertheless, talks have been revived and Arsenal are pushing to secure the England goalkeeper’s signature ahead of the closure of the transfer window in a fortnight’s time, football.london understands.
Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic has been staunch in his opinion though, stating that he does not want the club to cash-in on the 23-year-old.
“Naturally he wants to be a Premier League player,” Jokanovic told reporters. “I am talking with him, he believes it can be a good move for himself, but it is not a bad thing for him if he stays with us.
“He is a talented English player and I understand Arsenal are interested, but this is the business. If he is one of the best players in the league, his price is really high and in the end the decision can be with Arsenal if they want him or not. If they want him they need to spend a lot of money.
“If you ask me if I will sell for £100million I would say no. I have no interest in selling the guy but I understand the business side of the club and understand Aaron, too.
“But Aaron understands very well what I want. I explain to him a few times I am not a guy who wants to push him out of the club. If Arsenal want to spend £100million and my word is last I would still say no.”
Ramsdale still has three years left to run on his current contract at Bramall Lane having arrived from Bournemouth last summer.
The transfer window is in full swing and things are beginning to ramp up with Edu and Mikel Arteta’s dealings at the Emirates.
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Jokanovic further admitted that whilst he does not want to sell the stopper, he is still unsure as to where his future lies.
He continued: “I don’t know. If you ask me if I want him to leave, then no. I am the Sheffield United coach, he’s a Sheffield United player now and it will depend on the club, it will depend on our club and it will depend also Arsenal too.
“They are the principal club pushing for him. In this moment there does not exist any change, we will see what happens in the future.”