According to the Daily Mirror, despite substantial interest from LiverpoolChelsea are in pole position to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.
Winterburn questioned whether a move to Arsenal's London rivals - or Liverpool, who have also been linked with the England global - would allow Oxlade-Chamberlain to play in his preferred position, but believes that the midfielder is eager to leave anyway.
England global Oxlade-Chamberlain turned down the chance to extend his contract at the Emirates Stadium last week, rejecting a deal which would have seen him earn around £180,000 a week.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal celebrates his teams victory during the The FA Community Shield final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2017 in London, England.
Oxlade-Chamberlain did not play like a £35million bargain in Arsenal's wretched display at Anfield on Sunday, but it is easy to see why the two Premier League big guns want him. I think he needs a new challenge now, and he's of the age to embrace a new challenge.
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Nobody got everything they wanted, but nearly everybody seemed happy when this compromise legislation got a favorable vote. The House is expected to vote on it Monday. "It's not fair but it's going to end up being a compromise", Rauner said .