Arsenal identified Serie A midfield duo as an ideal replacement for Aaron Ramsey

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Arsenal have reportedly settled on their two preferred replacements for long-serving midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

The Wales international has already secured a contract with Serie A champions, Juventus has already signed a pre-contract agreement and leaves the team after the end of the current campaign.

A wide range of players have been rumoured with a switch to the Emirates Stadium, however, according to Calciomercato, the Gunners are likely to press ahead in their efforts to secure services Nicolo Barella and Franck Kessie.

Ivory Coast international midfielder has established himself as one of the first names on the teamsheet at Serie A giants AC Milan, however, a recent disagreement and the teams position with FFP may result in a sale being given the green light to finalise the deal.

Nicolo Barella is one of Italian football’s most highly-regarded talent, and the 22-year-old is likely to depart from Cagliari Calcio before the end of the current campaign.

Meanwhile, Arsenal reportedly retain a strong interest in the signing of Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Christopher Nkunku.

The Gunners head-coach Unai Emery had been keen on securing a loan deal for talented Frenchman during the January transfer window, however, PSG opted to keep the 21-year-old midfielder at Parc de Princes.

The Norht London club instead moved to secure services of Denis Suarez from La liga giants Barcelona, however, it has been reported that the Unai Emery has no intention of keeping the midfielder at the Emirates Stadium after the end of the current campaign.