Chamberlain: Chelsea ready to splash £25M on Arsenal star

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte

However, Conte wants the club to further reinforce the team and according to an exclusive report covered by Daily Mail, Chelsea have made a move worth 25 million pounds to hire the services of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the Italian boss.

Arsenal signed the 23-year-old in a £12m deal from Southampton in 2010 but Oxlade-Chamberlain has failed to realise his talent at The Emirates.

The Daily Star claim that Oxlade-Chamberlain has just one year remaining on his contract with the Gunners, and is demanding an watering £120K-a-week in order to sign an extension.

According to the Daily Star, the Blues have already offered £25m but are willing to increase their bid in an effort to land the England global.

Antonio Conte is reported to have become infuriated with the Chelsea board's lack of progress on transfers, this summer.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's first game of the new season against Leicester City, Wenger said of Oxlade-Chamberlain: 'I think in his career he had some bad moments because he had some small injuries.

Whether Arsenal will resist a huge bid for a player who is out of contract next summer and has rarely been a regular starter remains to be seen.

Oxlade-Chamberlain's future has been a subject of much discussion since the end of last season, with Liverpool, Manchester United and West Ham all being credited with an interest in the 23-year-old. He is on the way up and he will continue to move up because that potential is there. Personally I believe he is a hugely talented player who is on the way up.