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New twist as club’s pull back from attempts to sign Arsenal ace

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Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contract saga has taken another twist with it emerging that interest from Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City is tentative at best.

Daily Telegraph journalist Jeremy Wilson reports that both Chelsea and City are monitoring the England international’s situation but they are not actively looking to snap up the 23 year old.

In Liverpool’s case there is “some” interest, according to Wilson, but with the Reds on the verge of signing winger Mohamed Salah from Roma for an initial £35m, the Merseyside club may soon drop out of the race entirely.

With question marks also raised over how much game time Oxlade-Chamberlain would actually get at those three clubs, it seems the likeliest outcome is for the winger to remain at the Emirates, even if a new deal is not agreed.

The Telegraph report there is still a gap between Oxlade-Chamberlain’s demands and the club’s last offer which would suggest that negotiations will be long and drawn out. The lack of interest from other clubs could however give the Gunners an advantage in negotiations.

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