Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has rejected a contract deal from the blues as the two clubs have agreed a £40m deal for the English man.
The gunners man believes the Blues planned to use him at wing-back, and his primary reason for wanting to leave Arsenal is to play in central midfield. The 24-year-old England international wants to move to Liverpool and the Anfield club are interested in a deal.
A bid is expected before Thursday’s transfer deadline, although it will be short of the £40m Chelsea offered. Should a move not transpire, Oxlade-Chamberlain will see out the final year of his contract before potentially leaving on a free transfer next summer.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had made it clear he wanted to add further to his squad before the transfer window closes on Thursday. Oxlade-Chamberlain has made 198 appearances for Arsenal since joining them from Southampton in August 2011.
The Ox has started every game for Arsenal so far this season, including Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, when he was substituted on the hour mark which looks likely to be the last hour mark he’ll feature for the Gunners.