Chelsea have agreed a fee for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to Sky sources.
Sky Sports have tweeted that a fee has been agreed between the two clubs for the transfer of the England midfielder, despite previous assurances from Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger that Oxlade-Chamberlain would remain with the club.
BREAKING: @ChelseaFC agree fee with @Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to Sky sources #SSN pic.twitter.com/1D6ayeIluV
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 28, 2017
With only a year left on his Arsenal contract, plenty of rumours had been circulating that the Ox could be on the way out. The player himself reportedly turned down multiple Arsenal contract offers in hopes of a move and now it seems that he may have got his wish.
The rumoured fee, which hasn’t yet been confirmed, is £35m, according to Kaveh Solhekol of Sky Sports. This would represent one of Arsenal’s most expensive sales ever, and would see the Londoners almost breaking evening in terms of summer spending.
Chelsea have agreed a fee with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Not confirmed yet but about £35m
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 28, 2017
In recent weeks, the 24-year-old has been disappointingly off his best, perhaps as a result of the speculation around his future. Still with only nine Premier League goals in his career, Ox has yet to put in the kind of season Arsenal must’ve been hoping for when they spent £12m to sign him from Southampton six years ago.
Oxade-Chamberlain’s departure may not be the only big name out the door for the Gunners before the window closes, with Mustafi rumoured to be on the way to Italy, and Lucas Perez possibly returning to Spain.