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Chelsea look to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Oxlade-Chamberlain could end up as a team-mate of Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea this season Oxlade-Chamberlain could end up as a team-mate of Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea this season
Vera Richards | 11 August, 2017, 01:07

Chelsea have launched a £25million swoop for Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 23-year-old has attracted plenty of interest from fellow Premier League clubs with the Daily Star claiming that Chelsea and Liverpool have both indicated their willingness to pay £25m for the contract rebel.

Oxlade-Chamberlain had a fantastic season for Arsenal previous year, playing in a variety of positions, including right wing, central midfield, and even as a right wing back.

According to the Daily Star, the Blues have already offered £25m but are willing to increase their bid in an effort to land the England global.

The club can also offer Champions League football with Conte keen to strengthen and having been angered by the club's transfer activity so far this summer.

However, considering one of the key reasons for the former Southampton man to leave Arsenal is the fact that he wants to play in centre midfield suggests the move might not go through, unless Chelsea agree to give Oxlade-Chamberlain a go in his preferred position.

The report states that the England global is attracted by the suggestion of a Stamford Bridge move as it appears as though he will receive a higher wage in addition to playing in the Champions League.

"Yes [he is part of my plans], I think in his career he had some bad moments because he had some small injuries", Wenger said on Wednesday. "He's had some small injuries but past year he was much more stable". He will continute to move up beecause the potential is there. Personally I believe he is a hugely talented player who is on the way up. Today he is conscious of his qualities.

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