Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement with league rivals Chelsea to sell England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The 24-year-old is due to complete his medical procedure at St.George’s park before officially putting pen to paper on a contract with the Premier League champions.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s future has been the subject of strong speculation in recent weeks, and the Gunners have finally given up on their wing-back after he snubbed a fresh £180,000-a-week offer earlier last week.
With just 10 months left on his contract, the Gunners have decided to cash in on his services, and it is reported via The Express that the club will receive a £35m fee from their London counterparts. It further claims that medical will take place today.
The former Southampton graduate came to the Emirates with a lot of promise, but nearly half of his playing time has come from the substitutes’ bench.
The Ox has managed just nine goals and 14 assists in 130 outings for the Gunners, and it could be considered as good business for a player who never lived to his potential.
Sead Kolasinac is already a ready-made replacement for the left wing-back/ left-back role, and the Bosnian will have the opportunity to impress after he was left out of the 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool.
The deal is likely to be finalised in the next 24 hours with the club expecting more exits than arrivals prior to Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Kieran Gibbs and Lucas Perez are the other first-team players, who could be shown the exit door while Alexis Sanchez’s situation is not clear either, with Manchester City on the trail for his services.