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Man Utd eyeing audacious £30m swoop on Arsenal
According to the Mirror, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is eyeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and could test Arsenal’s resolve with a £30m bid this summer.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is approaching the final year of his contract and so far there have been no formal talks with the club and his representatives over an extension.
The 23-year-old has failed to progress as hoped since joining from Southampton in 2011 and despite being given ample first team opportunities, he’s only managed 3 Premier League goals over the past two seasons.
It’s all led to speculation that the midfielder could find a new club this summer with Arsene Wenger’s contract situation adding further doubt to Oxlade-Chamberlain’s position at the club.
It looks like Mourinho is now looking to take advantage of the uncertainty as the Mirror claim the United boss has identified The Ox as a prime summer transfer target.
The paper says that Mourinho believes he’ll be unable to land No.1 target Willian from Chelsea so he’s made Oxlade-Chamberlain his back-up option and is lining-up a £30m bid.
If The Ox doesn’t sign a new deal over the coming months then the club are going to have a tough decision to make if the likes of United come in with a tempting offer like £30m.
Ordinarily I’d say there’s no chance we’d sell to them, however, we proved in the past that we will do business with United having sold them Robin van Persie when he had 12 months on his contract.
Although that situation was a lot different so hopefully we’re now in a position where we’re able to tell them where to go if they do come in for Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer.
I still hope we see him stay as with the right guidance I still feel there is a top player in him, but I have a feeling we won’t see any more players resolve their own future until we find out who’ll be in charge of the club next season.