Chelsea ready to go with £35m for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Chelsea ready to go with £35m for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Chelsea ready to go with £35m for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Chelsea will now intensify their efforts to lure him as they look to fulfil Antonio Conte's desire to strengthen the squad before the transfer deadline.

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The report suggests Chelsea's presence in the Champions League - along with a potential pay-rise at Stamford Bridge - could be two key factors as Oxlade-Chamberlain weighs up his future move.

The twenty-three year old is entering the final year of his current deal with the Gunners, who are yet to offer him an extension that meets his vast wage demands. Past year he was much more stable.

The Daily Star report that Chelsea's initial £25M bid was matched by Liverpool, and they have now increased it to £35M in hope of landing the England global this summer.

Antonio Conte is keen to bolster his squad further before the transfer window ends after a disappointing pre-season was followed by a penalty shoot-out defeat in the Community Shield.

Chelsea have trumped Liverpool after submitting an improved £35m offer for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Daily Star.

The north London side have also signed Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon.

Currently Oxlade-Chamberlain seems to have little chance of playing in his favoured central midfield position at Arsenal, while his displays at wing-back have yet to truly convince.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled to establish himself as a first choice starter for Arsene Wenger, with nearly half his league appearances coming as a substitute.

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