Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly closing in on a move to Chelsea after the two clubs agreed a fee for the England international.
According to the Telegraph, the 24-year-old is now set to discuss personal terms with the Blues with a move to Stamford Bridge now looking increasingly likely.
The Ox is in the final year of his contract and has so far refused to extend his current deal, with the club now faced with the dilemma of selling him before the close of the transfer window, or losing him for free next summer.
If he does depart to Chelsea, it will be a huge blow to Arsene Wenger who has repeatedly insisted he wants him to stay and that he is the future of the club.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has featured regularly for Arsenal recently, although in a wing-back role, not in his favoured central midfield position.
The Ox is currently on international duty with England, having been called up by Gareth Southgate, and if the move goes through he will have already played last his game for Arsenal.
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It promises to be another busy end to the transfer window in England, and with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez also still having not signed new deals, there will be some anxiety over both players’ futures in the next few days.