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Arsenal in swap deal to sign £40m Chelsea star

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/07/2017

FA Cup winners Arsenal have entered the race with Manchester United to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, according to reports in Italy.

According to transfer guru, Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Arsene Wenger’s side has proposed surprise a swap deal which would see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain head to Stamford Bridge in return for the Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic.

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Manchester United are believed to be leading the race for Matic with reports claiming that the former Benfica star is pushing for a move to Old Trafford where he would link up with former boss Jose Mourinho.

Europa League Champion Manchester United are ready to pay £40 million for Matic but Mourinho’s side face competition from Serie A  Clubs Juventus and Inter Milan.

England international Oxlade-Chamberlain has just one year left on his current contract with Arsenal and reports are claiming that the 23-year-old will not commit to a new deal.

Liverpool is understood to have registered their interest, while the winger has also been linked with a move to Manchester City.