Report: Chelsea agree to fee for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Multiple reports claim Chelsea have agreed a fee with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Chamberlain, 24, is in the final year of his contract at Arsenal and it is believed he could leave the Gunners for a fee of $40 million.

The Ox will now have a medical and discuss personal terms to make the switch across London.

An England international, Oxlade-Chamberlain has flourished at wing-back over the past eight months with Arsenal after beginning his career as an attacking midfielder while also seeing himself as a central midfielder.

He joined Arsenal from Southampton in 2011 as a 17-year-old but after numerous injuries he has failed to become regular star for the Gunners.

Oxlade-Chamberlain will likely provide cover for Victor Moses at right wing back and challenge for a spot in central midfield as well as being an extra attacking option for Antonio Conte.

With Chelsea’s squad thin on numbers, the Ox will prove a very useful addition in multiple positions, hence why Liverpool and Manchester City were pushing for his signature.

The deal is expected to be completed ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline at 6 p.m. ET.