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Oxlade-Chamberlain turns down Chelsea move, prefers Liverpool

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned down a move to Chelsea even after his club, Arsenal and the Stamford Bridge side agreed a £40million fee.

According to BBC Sport, Oxlade-Chamberlain 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, the report adds.

A bid from the Reds is expected before Thursday’s transfer deadline, although it is likely to be below the price Chelsea were willing to pay.

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.

Arsenal want any deal for the former Southampton midfielder completed as quickly as possible.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has started every game for the Gunners so far this season, including Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, when he was substituted.

He has made 198 appearances for Arsenal since joining them from Southampton in August 2011.

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