Chelsea Bid £35m For Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Chelsea have reportedly made a £35m bid forArsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 23-year-old is in the final year of his contract and the Daily Star say he has been offered a new deal.

However, Chelsea are said to have made a move for the England international while there is also interest from Liverpool.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is the final year of his contract and is demanding a wage increase from £65,000 to £120,000, which is way off what Arsenal are reportedly prepared to give him.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger however lavished praise on the 23-year-old in his press conference on Wednesday.

“Personally, I think he is a hugely talented player,” said Wenger. “He is on the way up and he will continue to move up because that potential is there.

“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.”

Whether Arsenal will resist a huge bid for a player who is out of contract next summer and has rarely been a regular starter remains to be seen.

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