Ox Rejects Chelsea Move
Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, also known as Ox, has snubbed a lucrative offer from Chelsea, refusing to move to the club.
Chelsea and Arsenal had reportedly agreed on a fee of £35 million for the 24-year-old midfielder, and it looked like a done deal.
However, Ox has rejected the move because of concerns that he’ll be forced to play wing-back for Chelsea.
According to Sky Sports, the England international wants to leave the Gunners for Liverpool instead of Chelsea, because at Anfield he would continue to play in central midfield.
With less than 48 hours to go before the close of the transfer window, the Blues are left with a wing-back slot to fill, and Liverpool will need to put in an offer for Ox, if they want him.
While the Reds showed some interest earlier in the season, they have yet to make a concrete offer for the player.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has just entered the last year of his contract with Arsenal, and has refused to sign a new one, despite many offers.
If his gamble doesn’t pay off and Liverpool doesn’t put in an offer, Ox will have no choice but to see out his contract with Arsenal.