Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned down the opportunity to join Premier League champions Chelsea as the transfer window races to a close.
The Gunners had agreed to sell the England international to their London rivals for a fee believed to be £35 million.
However, according to SkySports, the 24-year-old favours a move to Liverpool ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.
It has now been confirmed that Chamberlain will be Liverpool player within the next 24 hours after a fee of £40 million was agreed for his transfer.
In other news, Arsenal’s fed-up ex-players and angry fans want the club to sell Sanchez before the transfer window shuts on Thursday night.
It was earlier reported that Manchester City had submitted a bid of £50 million for the want away Chilean. This was rejected by Arsenal as Wenger had earlier insisted that the player wasn’t up for sale.
Inter Milan have made a new offer to Arsenal for German center back Shkodran Mustafi.
The Italian side have offered a £4.6 million loan fee with an option to buy for £23m, according to the Daily Mail.
Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs is set to complete his move to West Brom after the clubs agreed a deal reported to be worth £7millin.
Watford pulled out of a deal for the defender earlier on Tuesday after failing to agree personal terms despite agreeing a deal with the Gunners last week.
Previously taciturn Tottenham Hotspurs is moving fast in the closing stages of the transfer window to make quality addition to an already excellent squad.
They are very close in concluding deals for Serge Aurier and Foyth. If they can get in one more quality addition to the midfield, they will be as good as any other side in the league.
Nigerian international Ahmed Musa is close to a loan move to Hull City according to Sky. Musa has had a mixed career at Leicester City and the arrival of fellow Super Eagles player, Kelechi Iheanacho puts him lower on the pecking order.
Arsenal’ desire to have Raheem Sterling included in any potential deal for Alexis Sanchez seems closed. The City winger had been wanted by the Gunners as a part of a potential deal to take Alexis Sanchez to the Etihad Stadium.
On Wednesday, Arsenal rejected a £50m bid from City for Sanchez, who is entering the final year of his contract at the Emirates and wants to leave the club.
It is understood City remain committed to a cash deal and no sum was mentioned in terms of an improved offer for Sanchez.
Arsenal denied claims Sanchez had handed in a transfer request on Monday night, but Chilean media T13 reported on Tuesday that the 28-year-old had asked to leave the Chile training camp to “conduct personal business”.
The Chilean international team have since confirmed that Sanchez remains part of their squad ahead of upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Arsene Wenger has reiterated his desire to keep Sanchez throughout the summer and said earlier this month that he hoped the former Barcelona man would extend his contract.