Arsenal star rejects take-it-or-leave-it contract offer to boost Liverpool hopes – report
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned down the offer of a new contract from Arsenal, say reports
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has rejected the offer of a new contract from Arsenal and is willing to let his deal run and leave the club for free next summer, according to reports in the British media.
The Times is reporting that the 23-year-old midfielder has turned down the north London club’s offer of a new deal, which included a “significant” wage increase.
The same report claims that Oxlade-Chamberlain’s priority is more playing time, rather than an improved contract.
The story also reports that Liverpool had an initial enquiry about Oxlade-Chamberlain’s availability turned down by the north London club last week.
The article says that Oxlade-Chamberlain would be open to the idea of playing under Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
It now remains to be seen what Arsenal will do, given that the north London side will be unlikely to want to let Oxlade-Chamberlain leave the club on a free transfer next summer.
Arsenal have been linked with a host of players this summer, but the Gunners have so far only concluded a deal for left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke.
Liverpool, on other hand, have signed England Under-20 international Dominic Solanke and AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah.
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