Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to play in midfield for Chelsea, according to Danny Higginbotham.
The England winger is closing in on a deal to leave Arsenal after a fee was agreed with Chelsea yesterday.
But Higginbotham thinks he might have a problem at Stamford Bridge.
Higginbotham said: “If you look at Chelsea, I don’t think he wants to play right wing-back.
“He talks about wanting to play in midfield. Look at the way Chelsea play with Kante, Matic, Bakayoko and Fabregas plays there every now and again.
“In an ideal world, Conte attacks with a five and defends with a five, with two defensive midfielders.
“Does he fit into that defensive role? I don’t think so.
“If he goes to a club like Chelsea, he’ll be looking at one of those two or three behind the frontman. I think that’s how he sees it.
“I still believe that I would want him going forward rather than defending, either on the left or right wing.”
Chelsea have signed Eden Hazard’s younger brother Kylian.
The 22-year-old has gone into the development squad.
“Kylian Hazard has today signed for Chelsea from Hungarian side Ujpest, and will join our development squad,” a club statement read.
“The 22-year-old, a younger brother of Eden, is an attacking midfielder who started his professional career in his native Belgium, first with White Star Brussels and then Zulte-Waregem. He joined Ujpest in the summer of 2015 and played 42 times for them.
“Chelsea’s development squad is next in action at home to Sunderland on Saturday 9 September.”
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to sign a five-year deal at Chelsea after a £35m fee was agreed yesterday.
The winger wants to leave Arsenal and is now likely to join Chelsea despite interest from Liverpool.
Chelsea are hoping for a late flurry in the transfer market and want to sign English trio Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater as well as Fernando Llorente.
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Eden Hazard, of course, remains one of Chelsea’s most prized assets, while Thorgan Hazard has been and gone from Stamford Bridge.
On Tuesday, Chelsea announced that they’ve signed yet another brother as Kylian Hazard has joined Chelsea.
Chelsea released the following statement about their latest signing:
Kylian Hazard has today signed for Chelsea from Hungarian side Ujpest, and will join our development squad.
The 22-year-old, a younger brother of Eden, is an attacking midfielder who started his professional career in his native Belgium, first with White Star Brussels and then Zulte-Waregem.
He joined Ujpest in the summer of 2015 and played 42 times for them.
The news will encourage Chelsea fans that Eden Hazard could stay at the club for the long term.
According to the Independent on Tuesday, Chelsea remain in the hunt for Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk.
That’s even after Liverpool fans when into meltdown tracking a private jet from Bournemouth to Liverpool.
Yesterday RMC Sport announced that Chelsea have an “agreement” with Leicester for Danny Drinkwater.
RMC Sport claimed that the Blues will pay Leicester 30 million euros for Drinkwater.
On Monday night, Tiemoue Bakayoko appeared on French TV channel SFR Sport, and he talked about the new arrival.
The Times have also reported that Chelsea spoke to Everton about Ross Barkley following their Premier League clash last weekend.
Barkley, who is also a target for Tottenham, remains a complicated transfer as he’s on the sidelines with an injury.
As for Arsenal’s Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain, he’s expected to complete a move to Chelsea before the transfer window shuts on Thursday at 11pm.
The Ox is set to cost Chelsea 35 million pounds, as he’s in the final year of his Gunners contract.