Juventus are leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder, Aaron Ramsey when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old’s current preference is to join the Italian champions but, contrary to some reports, he is yet to make a final decision and will continue to consider offers from a number of Europe’s leading clubs.
The likelihood is Ramsey’s next club, with no transfer fee to pay, will make him the best-paid British player of all time.
It is understood his boyhood dream was to play for Barcelona but despite preliminary talks, that option will not be pursued.
An offer from Paris St-Germain is also thought to carry great appeal just as there are also interest from European giants Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.
Madrid forward Gareth Bale is understood to have encouraged his Wales team-mate to link up
with him in Spain.
There have been enquiries from English sides and if Ramsey was to remain in the English Premier League he would favour a move to Liverpool.
However, although there is still a possibility the situation might change, it is almost certain the former Cardiff player will go abroad.
Once Ramsey’s choice is made, he is expected to sign a pre-contract agreement and undergo a medical this month.
In the meantime, Ramsey will complete the current campaign with Arsenal prior to leaving as a free agent in the summer after the Gunners failed to sign a new deal with him after withdrawing a fresh four-year offer last September for football and financial reasons.