• Sheffield United want £30m plus add-ons for 23-year-old
  • Asked about arrival of a new keeper, Arteta has ‘no answers’

Arsenal’s attempt to sign the Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has stalled after the clubs were unable to agree on a valuation, meaning Mikel Arteta will move on to other targets.

Arteta had been keen to sign Ramsdale, the Blades’ player of the season upon their relegation from the top flight in 2020-21, as competition for Bernd Leno and had two bids turned down earlier in the summer. United want £30m plus add-ons for the 23-year-old and talks have failed to bring a compromise.

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