Chelsea launch £25m bid

  • Chelsea launch £25m bid

Chelsea launch £25m bid

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been adamant the England worldwide will not be leaving the Emirates this summer.

"Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has a year left on his contract at Arsenal, they should be breaking the bank to bring that type of player to the club", Cunningham told RTE Sport.

Although the report says Arsenal have rebuffed Chelsea's initial overtures they now have a bid to consider and it is unclear whether they will decide to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain or not.

Arsene Wenger has reiterated throughout the window that Chamberlain will be an Arsenal player when the window closes this summer, his latest quotes come from the August 9.

However, considering one of the key reasons for the former Southampton man to leave Arsenal is the fact that he wants to play in centre midfield suggests the move might not go through, unless Chelsea agree to give Oxlade-Chamberlain a go in his preferred position.

The fans' most pressing demand this summer was to augment an already light squad to provide Chelsea with additional options in their pursuit of glory on both the domestic and European stages.

"I think in his career he had some bad moments because he had some small injuries", Wenger said of Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been linked with a potential move to Chelsea and Liverpool in a £25m move but a transfer deal has failed to materlialise so far. Personally I believe he is a hugely talented player who is on the way up.