Arsenal propose swap deal with Chelsea involving 28-year-old – report

Arsenal want to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea this summer, according to reports in Italy

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Arsenal want to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea this summer – and are ready to offer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in return, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

Di Marzio is claiming that Arsenal have proposed a deal to Chelsea which would involve Matic heading to The Emirates and Oxlade-Chamberlain moving in the opposite direction.

Oxlade-Chamberlain currently has 12 months left on his deal with Arsenal and the midfielder is yet to pen a new contract with the north London club.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the England midfielder and now it is being suggested that Arsenal are ready to exchange Oxlade-Chamberlain for Matic in a straight swap deal.

The same report claims that Arsenal, however, could face competition from Italian side Juventus for the signature of Matic this summer.

Arsenal completed their second signing of the summer earlier this month when they tied up a deal to bring striker Alexandre Lacazette to the club from Lyon.

The north London side will have to make do without Champions League football next season after they finished fifth in the Premier League table last term.

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