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Alex Oxlade-Chmbaerlain is reportedly a priority for Liverpool this summer, but they face a strong competition in their bid to bring him to Anfield this summer.
Arsene Wenger, determined not to release any of the key members of his squad this season as Arsenal look to become a genuine title contender after a disappointing campaign last season where they failed to qualify for the Champions League, is refusing to agree to amove for Oxlade-Chmberlain, especially to a league rival according to the Daily Star.
Like several of Arsenal’s key members including Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the Ox’s contract with the Gunners is only valid for another year and the Gunners are desperate to hold him down to another long-term contract or they risk losing him on a free transfer next summer.
It has been previously reported that the £25m-rated midfielder wants to be paid on par with the most expensive players in the club, Liverpool might not be willing to increase his current wage of £80,000-a-week if they succeed in signing him.
With Arsenal’s rigid stance on the issue, Oxlade-Chamberlain may have to request for transfer if any deal with the Reds is to come through before the beginning of the new season.