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Craig Burley tries to wrap his head around latest reports that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is close to joining Chelsea.

Wednesday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool have made contact with Arsenal over the possible transfer of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a source has told ESPN FC

– Divock Origi’s father says the Liverpool striker must leave Anfield in order to secure regular first-team football and that Tottenham are interested in him.

– Liverpool have completed the signing of RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita, who will join the Premier League club on July 1, 2018.

CHELSEA: Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned down a move to Chelsea despite the two clubs agreeing a fee for his services, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

– Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has submitted a transfer request as he tries to force through a move to Chelsea, sources close to the Foxes have told ESPN FC.

– Chelsea have signed Kylian Hazard, the younger brother of Eden Hazard.

MAN CITY: City have had a £50 million bid for Alexis Sanchez rejected by Arsenal, sources have told ESPN FC.

– Raheem Sterling is unlikely to join Arsenal as part of any deal for Alexis Sanchez, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

WATCH: The likelihood of Sanchez moving to City.

WATCH: Sergio Aguero is unlikely to be part of any deal for Sanchez.

ARSENAL: Arsenal are interested in West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans, but Manchester City remain favourites for his signature, sources have told ESPN FC.

– Should Arsenal accept a swap deal involving Raheem Sterling for Alexis Sanchez? Arsenal bloggers Andrew Mangan and James McNicholas weigh up the potential deal.

– West Bromwich Albion have signed defender Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal on a four-year contract, a move that ends a 13-year Gunners career that began in the club’s academy.

TOTTENHAM: Tottenham are poised to complete a £23 million deal for Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, with Press Association Sport reporting that the player has received the all-clear to work in the UK.

PSG: Germany boss Joachim Low has said Paris Saint-Germain do not want to offload Julian Draxler during the final days of the transfer window.

REAL MADRID: Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has backed Gareth Bale to prove the critics wrong after he was whistled by the Bernabeu crowd against Valencia on Sunday.

– The naming of Stade de Reims new training ground after Raymond Kopa is a fitting tribute to the recently deceased 1958 Ballon d’Or winner, Real Madrid’s director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno has said.

MAN UNITEDVictor Lindelof says he is happy with his start to life at Manchester United, despite failing to play a minute during the first three games of the Premier League season.

– Roy Keane says former Manchester United teammate Ryan Giggs would be worth £2 billion in today’s “mind-boggling” transfer market.

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s United return is “spectacular,” according to his former Malmo coach.

STOKE: Stoke forward Bojan Krkic is poised to join Alaves on loan after dropping down Mark Hughes’ pecking order, sources close to the Premier League club have told ESPN FC.

MONACO: Monaco have completed the signing of Senegal winger Keita Balde from Lazio on a five-year deal.

– Monaco have signed Stevan Jovetic from Inter Milan to replace the Paris Saint-Germain-bound Kylian Mbappe. 

UNITED STATESChristian Pulisic admitted “everything happened a little bit too fast” for him last season during his meteoric rise for club and country.

– Costa Rica was always going to be most important game of the Hexagonal, Noah Davis writes.

MLS: The LA Galaxy have hired Dominic Kinnear as an assistant coach, the MLS club announced on Tuesday.

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