Chelsea Offer £25 Million For Arsenal Midfielder

Chelsea Offer £25 Million For Arsenal Midfielder

Chelsea Offer £25 Million For Arsenal Midfielder

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.

It is understood that the Premier League champions have raised their offer after their Portuguese manager became frustrated at the club's lack of transfer activity over the summer months.

The Daily Star claim that Oxlade-Chamberlain has just one year remaining on his contract with the Gunners, and is demanding an watering £120K-a-week in order to sign an extension.

Chelsea have reportedly made a £35m bid for Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The England global has been linked with both Liverpool and Chelsea this summer, the latter of whom are reportedly prepared to hand over £25m for his signature.

Chelsea clearly need to make swift progress to embolden their squad ahead of the new season, and Chamberlain appears to be a good place to start. Previous year he was much more stable.

"He is today very conscious of his qualities as well, which he was not always, and I personally believe he will be a very great player".

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. The 23-year-old is a favourite among fans and fellow team-mates and a departure from the Emirates would be devastating for the club.

Chelsea wanting him as a wing-back might be a problem for a move as the player prefers to play in midfield.

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