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Chelsea confident of signing Oxlade-Chamberlain

Chelsea confident of signing Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal could accept Oxlade-Chamberlain sale

Chelsea are reportedly confident of signing Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before the close of the summer transfer window.

The England international has less than a year left on his existing deal, and his situation has attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool.

According to The Telegraph, the 24-year-old has been offered a bumper wage package of £180,000 per week to remain at the Emirates, but he is likely to snub those terms.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is said to be eyeing further progress in his club and international level, and he is prepared to push for a fresh challenge rather than committing his future to the north London club.

Chelsea are said to have lodged a fresh bid worth £35m for the former Southampton graduate, and they are confident of persuading Arsenal into a sale before next week's transfer deadline.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has managed 197 appearances across all competitions for the Gunners but nearly half of those outings have come from the substitutes' bench.