Liverpool agree £35 million fee for Arsenal midfielder

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal celebrates his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016 in Manchester, England.
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Liverpool have agreed a £35m fee for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who will sign for the club within the next 24 hours. 

I know from my Twitter timeline that a lot of fans aren’t particularly happy with this deal but Liverpool are confirmed to have secured the signature of Arsenal midfielder and England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 24-year-old had been adamant for some time now that he would not renew his contract with the Gunners and even turned down a £180,000 a week wage packet to try and force his way out.

Chelsea were believed to be the favourites having stumped up a £40m sum alongside a contract worth £190,000 a week but with the London club looking to use the player as a wing-back alternative to Victor Moses, the Englishman turned his sights to Liverpool instead.

It’s believed that the opportunity to work alongside Jürgen Klopp in his preferred midfield role was enough to convince the ‘Ox’ that his future lies at Anfield.

Chamberlain is tipped to undergo his medical while out on international duty with England tonight and will provide the Reds with extra squad depth, pace and versatility.

The move comes as part of Liverpool’s late window blitz that has seen them secure the signature of long-term target Naby Keïta – who will arrive on July 1st, 2018 – as well as launch three big money bids for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

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