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Transfer Talk: Arsenal prepared to let one of their young stars leave

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Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

More talk of who will be the next Chelsea boss and a rumour that Arsene Wenger is ready to let one of his young England stars leave the Gunners.

Arsenal are set to listen to offers for England star ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN in the summer, according to The Independent.

The player known as Ox by Arsenal fans joined the club in a £12m deal from Southampton in 2011 when he was just 17.

Now 22, the speedy midfielder has suffered a number of injuries during his time at the London club but he has been a key squad member for Arsenal when fit, and he started the Champions League tie against Barcelona in midweek.

However in that game he picked up a knee injury that will leave him on the sidelines for a number of weeks and that seems to have sparked the rumour that Arsene Wenger is ready to let the England international go.

The Metro say that Chelsea are interested while West Ham have also been linked in some papers. A fee of £15m is being touted as the price tag.

The Daily Mail claims Chelsea have held talks with ANTONIO CONTE's representatives in London over the past 48 hours. The meetings have apparently been led by Roman Abramovich's right-hand woman, Marina Granovskaia and Conte wants a three-year contract worth £6million a season - which Chelsea are willing to pay.

The Mail also says EVERTON are set to announce a £200million takeover from mystery Middle East investors in the next few days.

Manchester United are expected to accelerate talks with MARCUS RASHFORD over a new contract in light of his stunning debut against FC Midtjylland, according to The Times.

The Daily Mirror says Everton are keeping tabs on Cardiff's £10million-rated goalkeeper DAVID MARSHALL as Tim Howard nears a summer exit.