According to Sky Sports, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will move to Chelsea for around £35 million in the coming days.
As expected, Arsenal have decided to cash in on the England international who has turned down the chance to commit his long-term future to the club.
While Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he won’t sell Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both also in the final 12 months of the contract, it appears he’s decided he can’t afford to lose a third player for free next summer.
Chelsea have agreed a fee with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Not confirmed yet but about £35m
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 28, 2017
Chamberlain has played all three games this season as a wing-back, a role he claims to have little interest in.
It looks as though Shkodran Mustafi could follow Chamberlain out of the club before the transfer window closes on Thursday. The Germany international is being tipped to sign a loan deal with Inter Milan. Whether two big name departures sets things up for an arrival or two remains to be seen.