Welcome to Chelsea? Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects mega Arsenal contract offer

Following the overnight report from the Telegraph that Alex Oxlade-Chamblerlain is set to reject Arsenal’s latest offer, even though it would more than double his wages and make him one of the highest paid players on the team, here’s now Sky Sports to tell us that he did in fact do just that following a showdown meeting with Arsene Wenger.

So, after Wenger called on Oxlade-Chamberlain to show loyalty for all the time and money Arsenal invested in him — Arsenal pretending to not be one of the biggest and richest clubs in the world is never not hilarious — the 24-year-old has now supposedly rejected a megabucks deal from the Gunners. That doesn’t necessarily follow, so there must be something else happening behind the scenes that’s pushing the Ox to push for a move. Either way, that’s good news for Chelsea, who desperately need a few bodies.

The previously rumored price tag for Oxlade-Chamberlain was in the region of £30-35m, which certainly is a healthy sum for a player entering the final year of his contract, but it’s really tough to gauge true value in this market so whatever. Pay it and get it done.

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That’s according to Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol.

Reports today claimed the England international has snubbed a new £180,000-a-week deal offer from Arsenal.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is out of contract at the Emirates this summer, held showdown talks with the Gunners yesterday.

The winger is refusing to sign a new deal, sparking exit rumours.

And Solhekol says Arsenal will tell Oxlade-Chamberlain within the next 24 hours if he can leave the Emirates, with Chelsea and Liverpool keen.

He tweeted: “Arsenal to tell Oxlade-Chamberlain in next 24 hours if he can leave. Wants to go.

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“Turned down £180k-a-week deal. Chelsea, Liverpool want him.”

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis was present at Oxlade-Chamberlain’s meeting yesterday but the former Southampton star has made up his mind.

Chelsea are desperate to land the winger, with the Blues willing to bid £40m to get him.

Arsene Wenger a big fan of Oxlade-Chamberlain and he wants to tie down his star man with a new-and-improved deal.

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