Date: 4th August 2017 at 8:00pm
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Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will ask for more than £100,000 a week from Chelsea if he leaves the Emirates this summer, according to the Sun.

The 23 year old has rejected a six figure weekly wage from the Gunners, and is said to be hopeful of getting an improved offer from the Blues, or Manchester City.

The Sun say Chelsea are leading the race for Oxlade-Chamberlain. The midfielder currently has one year left remaining on his contract, and would help the Premier League champions to strengthen their quota of homegrown players which are needed to make up a Premier League squad.

Premier League rules state that a squad must have at least eight homegrown players. Regardless of nationality, “homegrown” means a player who has spent at least three seasons with the club below the age of 21.

The departures of the likes of Nathan Ake, Asmir Begovic, Nathaniel Chalobah and others mean Blues boss Antonio Conte is running low on options to fill the quota and it seems Oxlade-Chamberlain could be a useful addition in that regard.