Both Chelsea and Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on the situation of Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
He was left out of the Gunners starting XI for the Premier League match against Everton at the weekend in favour of David Raya, with manager Mikel Arteta insisting that the goalkeeping role is as open to rotation as any other role on the pitch.
That, though, is against the conventional wisdom which indicates that there can only be one number one goalkeeper at any club.
And, although Ramsdale is immensely popular with the club’s supporters and signed a new deal as early as May, there are already fears that Raya is being lined-up as his long-term replacement. It was the Spaniard who was in goal for their Champions League return against PSV Eindhoven.
The Spanish keeper joined Arsenal on a season long loan from Brentford, but that does include an option to buy, and it is fully expected that it will be taken up when the time comes.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.