Top 23-year-old wants £150,000 a week to sign for Chelsea – report

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants wages of £150,000 a week to sign for Chelsea this summer, say reports

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will demand wages of £150,000 a week if he is to sign for Chelsea from Arsenal this summer, according to reports.

Website Goal is reporting that Chelsea are still keen on trying to sign the 23-year-old midfielder from the Gunners, despite Arsenal’s insistence that he is not for sale.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has one year left on his current contract at The Emirates and has not yet signed a new deal with the north London side.

The same report says that Arsenal want to keep Oxlade-Chamberlain but are “struggling” to meet his wage demands in a new contract.

The story also says that a fee of around £35m could convince Arsenal into selling the midfielder, although it remains to be seen whether the Gunners would be prepared to do business with a direct rival.

The article also states that a pay-rise to £150,000 a week would more than double his current salary, with Oxlade-Chamberlain believed to earn around £65,000 a week at Arsenal at present.

The midfielder featured from the start for the Gunners as they sealed a thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester City in their Premier League opener last week.

Arsenal take on Stoke City in their next Premier League game at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday evening.

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