Chelsea are on the verge of completing the signing of Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the two clubs have agreed a £35million fee for his transfer to Stamford Bridge.
The England international will now begin talks over what is expected to be a five year contract with Chelsea before making the switch across London to join up with Antonio Conte’s men.
Pending a medical at St George’s Park, the 24-year-old is expected to become Chelsea’s fifth major signing of the summer and will strengthen Chelsea’s core of English players.
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Arsenal had offered a new contract to Oxlade-Chamberlain but he rejected all his club’s offers with only one-year remaining on his current deal.
Arsene Wenger has therefore, decided to cash in on the midfielder, rather than lose him for free next summer.
Arsenal have made an indifferent start to the new season, winning just once in the opening 3 games of the new season with the latest being the embarrassing 4-0 trashing in the hands of Liverpool.