Chelsea have agreed a fee with Arsenal for England international winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Chelsea have agreed a fee with Arsenal to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC.
The deal was earlier reported by Sky Sports on Monday.
The 24-year-old will provide Chelsea with depth at wing-back and at the central and attacking midfield positions if a transfer is completed before the window closes on Thursday.
The 24-year old is with the England squad at St George’s Park and large parts of a medical could be carried out at England’s training centre.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of contract at the end of the season, along with Arsenal team-mates Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Wenger said two weeks ago that he wanted to keep both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere at Arsenal this season, even if it meant losing both on a free transfer next summer.
“I rate him highly and he’s one of the players who is on his way up,” Wenger said of Oxlade-Chamberlain on Aug. 16. “In the last year, he has made huge progress and personally I want him to stay here for a long time.
“I’m convinced he will be the English player that everybody will look at in the next two years.”
News of a move comes with Wenger again under pressure following a 4-0 trouncing at Liverpool on Sunday, in which Oxlade-Chamberlain started but was replaced by new signing Alexandre Lacazette after an hour.