Date published: Friday 14th July 2017 10:07

Chelsea and Arsenal could swap Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Nemanja Matic, according to reports, in a move that makes little sense for either party.

Sky Italia report that Arsenal are interested in a deal to bolster their central midfield options with a move for Matic, and would offer Oxlade-Chamberlain in exchange. Because we know that swap deals happen all the time.

In fairness, Sky Italy have been going Premier League mad. They also claim that Sampdoria want Jack Wilshere for £9m and that Juventus want Matic. Somebody’s agent is being busy.

We’d say it’s a complete non-starter. Surely Matic wants Champions League football and surely Oxlade-Chamberlain wants a club where he will start regularly in the league?