Chelsea are ahead of both Premier League title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City in the race to sign much saught-after Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to The Sun.
As per The Sun, the Arsenal attacker is set to leave the Emirates this summer with Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Stoke City all said to be interested in signing the 23-year-old England international.
After the sales on Nemaja Matic and Nathaniel Chalobah, The Sun report that Antonio Conte is keen to improve his midfield options, with the Arsenal winger able to perform a number of different roles across midfield.
As well as his ability to be play in various positions across midfield, if signed, Oxlade-Chamberlain would help the current Premier League champions to fill their home-grown quota for the season after the departures of John Terry and Asmir Begovic.
The Sun report that the winger has rejected a new £100,000-a-week contract with the Gunners as he wants guarantees about his position in the Arsenal team.