West Ham plotting ambitious £15m transfer bid for struggling Arsenal star

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

According to reports from Brentwood Gazette, West Ham are preparing an ambitious £15million transfer bid for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. 

Despite often demonstrating his prodigious ability, the England international is now into his fifth season at the Emirates and is yet to forge a regular slot in the Gunners’ starting Xi.

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The 22-year-old has managed just nine Premier League starts so far this season, finding himself jostled around a variety of midfield roles and scoring only once, and resultantly seems unlikely to earn a place in Roy Hodgson’s squad for the summer’s European Championships.

A move away could be required to revive his career – a loan switch to former club Southampton was speculated during the January transfer window – and Brentwood Gazette claim West Ham are ready to provide it.

Indeed, the local newspaper reports the Hammers are preparing an ‘audacious’ £15million bid for the summer transfer window. They’ve never been the most reliable of sources but loan signing Victor Moses is the only out-and-out winger in West Ham’s squad, an issue Oxlade-Chamberlain’s potential arrival would address.

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