Liverpool Have Bid For Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Rejected

Liverpool Have Bid For Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Rejected
Aug 30, 2017

Arsenal Liverpool News

According to the Evening Standard, Liverpool have had a latest bid of £30million rejected for Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Chelsea had reportedly agreed a £40million fee with Arsenal for Oxlade-Chamberlain, but the player stated that he preferred a move to Liverpool – amid fears that manager Antonio Conte would play him as a right wing-back rather than his favoured role in central midfield.

However,  Liverpool are looking to wrap up a deal lower than £40million before Thursday’s deadline, following the English international’s desire to be a part of Jürgen Klopp’s midfield contingent. If the Anfield club do fail to meet the Gunners’ valuation of Oxlade-Chamberlain, they could simply allow him to see through the remaining year on his contract.

Klopp, though, is reportedly an admirer of the 24-year-old, who has the ability to play in several positions as well as being renowned for his pace. He would be able to feature in several positions – but his preferred role appears to be in central midfield or out wide.

It also leaves the Reds with a difficult dilemma, as to whether they either choose to sign him for over £40million in this transfer window or simply see his contract out next summer and obtain the Portsmouth born midfielder on a free transfer. Additionally, they will be faced with a decision on deadline day to either bid for Chamberlain or look to tie up a deal for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar

.Liverpool have already had two bids rejected for the Frenchman, and may have to decide today whether to make further approaches for the 21-year-old or Oxlade-Chamberlain. It is unlikely they will be able to secure the services of both, according to Ben Smith of the BBC.

Liverpool could expect a deal for Oxlade-Chamberlain to go down to the wire, with the Merseysiders remain in hot pursuit of  Lemar and centre-back Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton.

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