And now the Daily Mail claim the Premier League champions have stepped up their in Oxlade-Chamberlain, launching an opening bid of £25m.
Chelsea clearly need to make swift progress to embolden their squad ahead of the new season, and Chamberlain appears to be a good place to start.
The Daily Star note in their report that Oxlade-Chamberlain would welcome a move to Stamford Bridge, which comes as no surprise - who wouldn't?
Oxlade-Chamberlain has failed to agree a deal with the north London side to prompt talk of a move to one of Arsenal's title rivals.
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Wenger is happy with Oxlade-Chamberlain's development at the Emirates Stadium following a strong finish to the 2016-17 campaign at wing-back, backing the 23-year-old to step up another level as he enters the final 12 months of his current contract.
"Personally, I think he is a hugely talented player".
Oxlade-Chamberlain would be an excellent addition for the west Londoners as he'd be able to offer competition for Victor Moses in the right wing-back role and provide another option in central midfield - two areas Conte is keen to strengthen.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled to establish himself as a first choice starter for Arsene Wenger, with nearly half his league appearances coming as a substitute.