Chelsea close to signing Arsenal star after increasing bid to £35 million

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One of which is for Arsenal midfielder, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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.

The England worldwide has just one-year remaining on his Gunners contract, but has yet to sign a new one, leading to suggestions he could be on the move, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all interested.

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With Wenger still not quite convinced of his ability in midfield, Oxlade-Chamberlain has become a bit of a utility player for Arsenal, with the England global impressing of late in a wing-back position, be that down the right or the left.

According to the Daily Star, the Blues have already offered £25m but are willing to increase their bid in an effort to land the England worldwide.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been frustrated by the lack of transfer activity at Stamford Bridge.

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The Blues have launched a £35m bid to get him, and Oxlade-Chamberlain is interested in making the move.

"I think in his career he had some bad moments because he had some small injuries", Wenger said of Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Oxlade-Chamberlain's future has been a subject of much discussion since the end of last season, with Liverpool, Manchester United and West Ham all being credited with an interest in the 23-year-old.

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'Personally, I think he is a hugely talented player. He will continute to move up beecause the potential is there.

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