‘Chelsea to consider move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could well be on the move this summer as his contract talks with Arsenal have stagnated, which has seen a number of clubs register an interest in the player.

The 23-year-old is not considered a priority for the Reds, but he would certainly provide a useful option in a variety of roles. It seems quite timely that interest is growing in his client as his contract runs down, and so this is certainly adding pressure on Arsenal to offer an attractive deal in order to get the England worldwide to commit his future.

At the tail end of last season, Oxlade-Chamberlain played as a right-wing-back, as Arsene Wenger experimented with a 3-4-3 system.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is an admirer – as revealed by SunSport – while Liverpool are also keen.

But according to Sky Sports, negotiations have stalled in recent days with the Gunners yet to table an official offer for the 23-year-old.

However, almost a month after the end of the season, formal talks are yet to commence.

He has served as a utility man for much of his spell with Arsenal, and he could arguably shine either in midfield or out wide if he joined Liverpool this summer. The fact that Wenger is losing out on a homegrown player with a long career ahead of him may prevent him from selling the youngster and agree to a bigger contract.

Oxlade-Chamberlain arrived at Arsenal in an £11m deal from Southampton in 2010 with a reputation as one of England’s most-exciting prospects.