Liverpool go cold on £25m Oxlade-Chamberlain deal

Date published: Wednesday 28th June 2017 8:59

Liverpool have cooled their interest in Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and will pursue other targets, according to reports.

The Arsenal attacker was believed to have been under consideration by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, but several differing factors have meant that Klopp has decided to steer away from the England man, who has one year left on his Arsenal deal.

The Daily Star reports there are doubts about how much first-team football Oxlade-Chamberlain would receive at Anfield after the arrival of Mohamed Salah.

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old  is reportedly looking for a substantial increase to his current wages, which Liverpool aren’t prepared to pay and to make matters worse he is represented by Aidy Ward.

Liverpool’s relationship with Ward broke down after the agent’s aggressive involvement in Raheem Sterling’s departure to Man City.

The Liverpool Echo also claim the Gunners have told the Reds they want £25million for the player – a figure Klopp is not too keen on.

Chelsea and Manchester City are also rumoured to be monitoring Oxlade-Chamberlain’s situation, but there is still a distinct possibility he could sign a new deal at The Emirates.

The Star have also reported that there has been progress in contract talks between Arsenal and the player.

Oxlade-Chamberlain made 45 appearances for the Gunners last season, but the majority of those came from the substitutes bench.

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