Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Chelsea ready to splash £25M on Arsenal star
Chamberlain has just one year left in his Arsenal contract and has been unable to agree on an extension with the club.
Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea are ready to make an offer for Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Chamberlain has just one year left in his Arsenal contract and has been unable to reach an agreement with the club on a new deal.
Chelsea have been encouraged by his contract situation at Arsenal and are ready for a £25m swoop.
Antonio Conte wants more players at Chelsea with Champions League and Premier League challenges to come this season.
Chamberlain will fit in well at wing-back where he has impressed so far with Arsenal since Arsene Wenger switched to three-man defence system.
Chelsea wanting him as a wing-back might be a problem for a move as the player prefers to play in midfield.
The only stumbling block on his contract renewal at Arsenal has been Wenger’s insistence on assuring the 23-year-old a place in midfield.
Although he has impressed from the wings, Chamberlain has hopes of having a long career in midfield and at 23, he feels his next contract should assure him of a place in that position.