Arsenal may be forced to sell Liverpool transfer target Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after he rejected their offer of a new contract.
The England international has told the Gunners he has no intention of penning an extension and is prepared to sit out the final year of his deal before leaving on a free transfer next summer.
Oxlade-Chamberlain believes he needs to quit the Emirates in order to advance his career and the ECHO understands he’s keen on a move to Anfield.
Arsenal snubbed Liverpool’s initial approach for Oxlade-Chamberlain as they still hoped he would pen a new contract.
However, with those hopes now in tatters, the Gunners may have to listen to offers for the £25million rated midfielder.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored 20 goals in 194 games for Arsenal since joining from Southampton for an initial fee of £12million in 2011.
Manchester City and Chelsea have also been linked with him but they have yet to make an approach.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pace, power and versatility appeals to Jürgen Klopp. However, one potential stumbling block is playing time.
With Liverpool’s wealth of midfield options, it’s unlikely that Klopp would be able to provide any guarantees about a regular starting role in the season leading up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Source: Liverpool Echo
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