Chelsea have reportedly increased their interests in signing Arsenal player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to reports by The Telegraph. The club are said to have mounted a £25 million bid for the Englishman as Antonio Conte sets about strengthening the squad ahead of the start of the new season.
Chelsea are ready to pay up to £35million for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
When Arsenal fans were forced to accept after last season's disappointing Premier League campaign, which saw us miss out on the Champions League for the first time in many years, that the long serving manager Arsene Wenger would not be replaced as many of us hoped, it was with the proviso that things would change.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blues have made an opening offer of £25 million for the England global, who only has a year left on his contract at the Emirates stadium.
"Personally, I think he is a hugely talented player".
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been frustrated by the lack of transfer activity at Stamford Bridge.
With Oxlade-Chamberlain allowed to discuss terms with any club interested in him, in January, ahead of a move next summer, Arsenal may be forced into selling the England worldwide this summer in order to avoid losing him for nothing.
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.
The north London side have also signed Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon. 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.