Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain eyeing Arsenal exit
Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be packing his bags from the Emirates following the Gunners' lack of intent to extend his contract.
The England international has just 12 months left on his deal, but talks over a probable extension are yet to resume.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is currently on a pre-season holiday, and The Times believes that he will push for a fresh challenge on his return to north London.
The Ox feels he would progress more as a player as a new club, and this could, in turn, invite interest from Liverpool, who could him the central midfield role.
Arsenal are unlikely to accept any cut-price deal for the former Southampton graduate, and the Reds could be expected to pay a sum in excess of pound25m to secure the deal.
Liverpool have made significant progress towards their first summer signing with Mohamed Salah close to sealing a £39m move to Anfield.
Oxlade-Chamberlain enjoyed a top season under Arsene Wenger last term as he got his chance to impress in a number of positions including right wing-back.