Football transfer rumours: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to join Liverpool for £40m?

Today’s fluff is standing still for nobody

It’s amazing what an international break can do. Bored chief executives or bored journalists could probably be more creative than check the weekend’s goalscorers and then link them with a big-bucks move to that of their rivals, but that isn’t really the lay of the land. So fresh from smashing a shot straight at Scotland’s Craig Gordon, Liverpool are preparing a bid of £40m for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Express, in “a last-ditch attempt to stop him from signing a new £100,000-a-week contract with Arsenal”.

Now the Mill is in no position to tell Arsène Wenger what to do, but if such an offer is true, for a player entering the final 12 months of his contract, it would not be a surprise to see the Frenchman drive Oxlade-Chamberlain to Merseyside himself. The 23-year-old did impress in a right wing-back role towards the end of last season, but has ambitions to play in a more central midfield role and has previously stated that “I’ve always wanted to be Steven Gerrard.” We’ll see how that one pans out.

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