Top 24-year-old linked with Chelsea, Liverpool could be sold before deadline

Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's future remains up in the air with the transfer deadline approaching, say reports

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Arsenal are facing being “forced” to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before the transfer deadline next week, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Gunners could be forced to offload the 24-year-old midfielder before next Thursday or risk losing him on a free transfer next summer.

The same report says that Arsenal have made one last contract offer to the England midfielder worth around £180,000 a week but the story says that Oxlade-Chamberlain is “likely” to turn it down.

And it is also claimed that Arsenal would rather offload him than lose him on a free transfer next summer.

The same report says that Chelsea are leading the race for Oxlade-Chamberlain’s signature should he become available this summer and that they are ready to make a £35m bid.

The story also claims that Liverpool remain interested in signing Oxlade-Chamberlain and that the midfielder’s future is likely to come down to a bidding war between the two sides.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has started both of Arsenal’s Premier League games this season and will be hoping to feature when the Gunners take on Liverpool in their next Premier League game on Sunday afternoon.

The north London side were beaten 1-0 by Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium last weekend.

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