Ox left sweating after Arsenal reject opening Liverpool bid

Date published: Wednesday 30th August 2017 1:01

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly waiting on Liverpool to return with an improved offer after Arsenal rejected their opening bid of around £30million for the England star.

The Reds are hoping to wrap up a deal for the 24-year-old for less than the £40m the Gunners agreed with Chelsea for the sale of the midfielder, according to a report in the London Evening Standard.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is said to favour a move to Anfield instead of Chelsea after being told by Antonio Conte that he would compete with Victor Moses for the right wing-back spot and not play in his favoured central midfield role.

Despite the snub, Chelsea are still believed to be in dialogue with the player as it is unclear whether Liverpool will try and complete a deal for Oxlade-Chamberlain before the transfer window closes on Thursday or try and sign the player for nothing next summer.

Liverpool’s pursuit of the Ox could go a long way to improving their odds of winning the Premier League, according to Paddy Power.

One Arsenal player who won’t be leaving on a free in 2018, however, is Kieran Gibbs, who has completed a £7million switch to Premier League rivals West Brom.

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