Oxlade-Chamberlain seeks Premier League move

Wanted Southampton star Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainSouthampton star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has pleaded with the clubs chairman to let him leave and fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League, according to the Mirror.

The Saints wonder kid has attracted interest from the top flight ever since making his debut in March 2010 with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City on his tail.

Ten goals, two assists and a place in the League One Team of the Year did nothing to dampen that interest as he played a big part in Southampton’s promotion to the Championship.

But it’s being reported that chairman Nicola Cortese is not prepared to lose his £12 million rated winger.

He is refusing to acknowledge any interest in the 17-year-old despite Oxlade-Chamberlain being keen to leave and follow the same path as former St Mary’s favourite Theo Walcott.

He told the Mirror: “Southampton, and especially the fans, have been brilliant to me ever since I broke into the first team.

“It has been fantastic helping them to get promoted. But now I feel I’m ready to play in the Premier League.”

But it seems his dreams may be put on hold as Cortese refuses to do business with any interested parties.

It’s a far cry from January when then Saints supremo held talks with Manchester United and Arsenal only to scupper any deal with his crazy demands, which reportedly included a 50% sell-on clause and the player back on loan for the second half of last season.

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