Newcastle set to miss out on Aaron Ramsey, with midfielder on the verge of a London return

Crystal Palace favourites to land the Welsh international following his disappointing spell in Serie A with Juventus.

Newcastle United look set to miss out on Aaron Ramsey despite the Welsh international appearing certain to return to the Premier League this month.

The 31-year-old has played just one game for Juventus this season and has been told he can leave in the January transfer window.

Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri confirmed the Welshman's imminent departure early this week, saying: "Ramsey, he returned today after we had given him a few days off to work, to train separately, in England. In any case, he's an outgoing player."

Aaron Ramsey of Juventus FC looks on during the friendly football match between Juventus FC and Atalanta BC

Newcastle, who have already wrapped up a deal for England international Kieron Trippier, are one of the clubs in the mix and they are well placed to match his sizable pay packet.

They are just 2/1 with the bookies to secure his signature this January, but they are not the favourites.

Ahead of them in the betting are fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace, with Patrick Vieira understood to be a big fan of his fellow former Gunners midfielder. Talks have taken place and that is backed up by the Eagles being priced at 11/8 to land Ramsey.

If negotiations with Palace break down, Ramsey could still find himself back in the capital, with a surprise return to former club Arsenal an option at 8/1.

Aaron Ramsey arsenal celebration Apr19

Everton showed an interest in the midfielder last summer and were seen as favourites to land him earlier in the season. However, they have since fallen down the pecking order and are now as long as 22/1 to persuade him to swap Turin for Liverpool.

Ramsey joined Juve from Arsenal on a free transfer in 2019 after signing a four-year deal worth a reported £325,000 a week.

The three-time FA Cup winner failed to replicate the form he showed at Arsenal, managing 70 appearances in all competitions for The Old Lady, scoring six times.

He has continued to be a starter for Wales, however, playing all four of their games at Euro 2020 and boasts three goals and an assist from his last four appearances for Rob Page's side.

Aaron Ramsey Wales Nov21

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