Liverpool could be closing in on Arsenal’s disgruntled star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the player is looking to leave the North London club for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds in order to play in his favoured central midfield position, according to Chris Bascombe of The Telegraph.
While injuries have played a big part in Oxlade-Chamberlain’s decline at Arsenal, the midfielder has been mostly played as a wide man in his six seasons with the Gunners.
The report claims that while the England man will wait for a new contract offer from Arsenal, he will consider leaving in case the two parties fail to agree the offered terms.
It was rumoured last month that Arsenal would demand £35m for the former Southampton man, but it is believed now that the 23-year-old could leave the Gunners for around £25m if they fail to renew his contract.
While Liverpool would know that the player may be using their interest as a negotiating tool and the Reds are said to be considering other alternatives as well, Champions League qualification could make a big difference for the Reds to lure Chamberlain away from Arsenal who are about to crash out of the top-four for the first time in 20 years.
The Reds are freshly being linked with Roma’s Mohamed Salah as another prime target Julian Brandt is highly likely to stay in the Bundesliga next season.
The young German is aware of the fact that it would be very difficult to displace any player from Liverpool’s attack currently and is considering to stay with Leverkusen for one more season in order to bolster his world cup chances.
Salah, who rejected us in favour of joining Chelsea in 2014, could be a very good buy given his exceptional goalscoring record but the Egyptian will cost around €30m.
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