RUMOURS: Chelsea up Oxlade-Chamberlain bid to £35 million

Chelsea are ready to test Arsenal with a £35 million bid for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Daily Mirror.

Antonio Conte is determined to obtain reinforcements before the window shuts and Oxlade-Chamberlain has shown no signs of extending his contract at the Emirates, which has just one year remaining.

The Italian is determined to transform the Southampton product into an exciting right wing-back, with the 23-year-old possessing the qualities to thrive in the all-action role.

While Arsene Wenger has remained adamant Alexis Sanchez will not be leaving, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s uncertain future has been discussed less, with the player reportedly unhappy at being pushed over to the left flank in the current system.

The 23-year-old has just one year left on his contract with the Gunners and Antonio Conte hopes a large bid will persuade Arsene Wenger into allowing a move…