Arsenal considering Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nemanja Matic swap

  • Arsenal considering Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nemanja Matic swap

Arsenal considering Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nemanja Matic swap

It is understood that Arsenal are looking to beat Juve into snapping up the 28-year-old by making a stunning player exchange deal which includes exciting England worldwide Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has entered the final year of his contract in north London.

Sky Sports announced on their Twitter account that the Premier League title winners will be omitted from Antonio Conte's travelling squad on Monday as their exit from the Blues nears.

Antonio Conte's side are set to complete the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco soon, with the France worldwide acting as a replacement for Matic.

He has been linked with reuniting with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United and it has been claimed in some quarters that Matic is pushing to go to Old Trafford.

Chelsea are hoping to use Matic as leverage in the Sandro deal, with Juventus having been keen on the midfielder since last summer.

There has been widespread speculation linking Matic with a possible move to Manchester United this summer because of the increased competition for a midfield place Bakayoko is likely to bring.

However, there is also thought to be interest in the Serb from clubs in Italy.

Eden Hazard, on the other hand, could join just to hang out as he starts his recovery from an ankle fracture.

Chelsea are also locked in talks with Real Madrid for a £35m move for Brazilian fullback Danilo.