Liverpool prise Oxlade-Chamberlain from Chelsea!

August 30, 2017

Liverpool have agreed a deal with Arsenal for midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

 

Liverpool have agreed a £35m fee with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The midfielder turned down a move to Chelsea after the Stamford Bridge club came to terms on a fee with Arsenal.

And that rejection has allowed Liverpool to swoop for a long-term transfer target. Oxlade-Chamberlain’s medical will take place at St. George’s Park.

The versatile midfielder is training with England ahead of Friday's clash against Malta

The versatile midfielder is training with England ahead of Friday’s clash against Malta

It represents a shift in dynamic between the two clubs. They had a frosty relationship following Arsenal’s pursuit of Luis Suarez in 2013.

Believing Suarez’s release clause was £40million, the Gunners tabled a cheeky offer of £40m plus £1 in a move that infuriated Liverpool.

With that in mind, Arsenal would have preferred to sell to Chelsea — but the former Southampton player rejected a £35m move to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

As a result, Arsenal softened their stance and opened discussions with Liverpool.

England manager Gareth Southgate is open to Oxlade-Chamberlain travelling to Malta amid the uncertainty over his future.

Oxlade-Chamberlain started Arsenal's game against Liverpool, which they went onto lose 4-0

Oxlade-Chamberlain started Arsenal’s game against Liverpool, which they went onto lose 4-0

The two clubs have a frosty relationship following Arsenal's pursuit of Luis Suarez in 2013

The two clubs have a frosty relationship following Arsenal’s pursuit of Luis Suarez in 2013

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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