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Saints: No bids for Oxlade-Chamberlain

July 3, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins has revealed that the club has yet to receive any bids for highly-rated midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain southampton v Man utd
GettyImagesAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain has beent the subject of interest from Arsenal and Man Utd

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After starring in Saints' promotion to the Championship last season it was thought Oxlade-Chamberlain, 17, would be at the centre of a summer tug-of-war between Arsenal and Manchester United, who had both been monitoring his progress.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been tipped to reignite his interest before the end of the summer, but Adkinks dismissed the notion that any offer is on the table.

"Alex is our player and we don't want to lose him," Adkins said. "We have not received any bids and until we do there is nothing to discuss. He will travel with us for our pre-season tour of Switzerland."

It's thought that Southampton will be happy to entertain an offer of around £10 million for Oxlade-Chamberlain, though that fee may represent somehwat of a gamble as the England Under-21 international has thus far only impressed at League One level.