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CHELSEA have agreed a £35million fee with Arsenal to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who will have a medical at St George’s Park.
Arsenal are ready to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain after he refused to sign an improved £180,000-a-week contract.
The Blues look set to beat Liverpool to the England international, although the Reds have themselves today confirmed the signing of Naby Keita for 2018.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was criticised for his performance for Arsenal in the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool yesterday.
Arsene Wenger had previously stressed the player would remain at Arsenal but the Gunners have decided to cash in, rather than lose him on a free transfer next summer.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is currently at St George’s Park training with the England squad.
Sky Sports claim he will undergo a large part of his medical at England’s training base.
Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Arsenal from Southampton in a £12million deal in 2011.
He made just 68 Premier League starts for Arsenal in his six years at the club, coming on off the bench 64 times.
Oxlade-Chamberlain had played in all four of Arsenal’s games this term but refused to pen a new deal.
His move could end Chelsea’s interest in Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater.