Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand ‘in talks with Arsenal, AC Milan and Monaco as left back to become a free agent this summer after contract negotiations break … while Man City has also made contact’
- Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand will soon be out of contract and appears to be leaving
- Arsenal, Manchester City, AC Milan and Monaco are all interested in the left back
- Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed that Bertrand has rejected the club’s latest offer
- Bertrand has been with Southampton since 2015, but his deal expires next month
Ryan Bertrand is reportedly in talks with Arsenal, AC Milan and Monaco over a free transfer this summer after contract negotiations with Southampton failed.
The 31-year-old left back, who has been with the Saints permanently since 2015, has been unable to agree on an extension at St Mary’s – his current deal expires next month.
As such, Bertrand is in talks with the Gunners, as well as Milan and Monaco, about a move this summer, while Premier League leaders Manchester City have also reached out to him. Target.
Ryan Bertrand is reportedly in talks with Arsenal, AC Milan and Monaco about a free transfer
The 31-year-old left back has not been able to agree on an extension at St Mary’s
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed after their 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday that the club and the player have disagreed.
“We are looking at other targets because the offer we made has not been accepted on his part,” Hasenhuttl said.
‘If there is no solution for the future, we will have to look at other options in this position.’
Southampton turned down an offer from Arsenal in January, but the Gunners have called again, with Bertrand earmarked as a possible backup to Kieran Tierney.
Bertrand is interesting Arsenal as he would be a capable backup to left back Kieran Tierney (R)
Milan has experience targeting players out of favor with English clubs, most notably Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori and Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot.
Bertrand played 244 games for Southampton in six years, scoring eight goals and being capped for England nineteen times – but his last cap came back in 2017.
He is also a Champions League winner, having started for Chelsea in the 2012 final against Bayern Munich.