Chelsea, Liverpool will have to pay £35m to sign top 24-year-old, claims journalist

Chelsea and Liverpool will have to cough up £35m to sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer, says Kaveh Solhekol

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Hector Bellerin Photo: Hector Bellerin / Instagram

Chelsea and Liverpool will have to match Arsenal’s £35m asking price for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to complete a deal to sign the Arsenal forward, Kaveh Solhekol has claimed.

The Gunners midfielder is being linked with a potential exit at the Emirates Stadium after failing to agree a contract extension with the FA Cup winners.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has entered the final 12 months of his Arsenal contract and the Gunners risk losing the England international for nothing next summer.

Premier League champions Chelsea have been linked with a deal to sign the 24-year-old to provide Antonio Conte with greater options at wing-back and in midfield.

Liverpool have also been touted as potential suitors to sign the former Southampton forward before the close of the summer transfer window.

However, Sky Sports News reporter Solhekol has told both Chelsea and Liverpool that Arsenal won’t sell Oxlade-Chamberlain for less than £35m.

“Lots of Arsenal fans want changes on and off the pitch. There could be more departures than arrivals [before the transfer deadline],” Solhekol told Sky Sports News on Monday morning.

“Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played on Sunday. He still wants to move and has a year left on his contract.

“Chelsea and Liverpool both want to sign him this week. We’re told that it would take a bid of at least £35m for Arsenal to even think about letting him go.”

Liverpool were 4-0 winners against Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge.

Chelsea eased to a 2-0 victory over Everton after Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata scored at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term.

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