Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has reportedly signed a long-term deal with Arsenal.
The 23-year-old’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium would likely see backup goalkeeper Alex Runarsson allowed to leave the club.
“The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes, at which point Aaron will be available for Sunday’s match against Chelsea,” Arsenal said in a statement on the club website.
The fee could rise to £30m including add-ons depending on whether Ramsdale becomes the Gunners’ long-term No 1.
Ramsdale was capped at U18 to U21 level by England and re-joined Sheffield United last summer in an £18.5m deal from relegated Bournemouth.
Bournemouth are entitled to a 15 per cent sell-on of anything over £19m.
He was Sheffield United’s player of the season despite their relegation last term and the same was the case in his final season at Bournemouth in 2019/20.
Ramsdale was part of England’s Euro 2020 squad which reached the final but is yet to make his full international debut.