This morning, we woke up to a story in the Mirror that suggested Arsenal were increasingly confident of keeping Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and that the Englishman would likely extend his deal.
But this afternoon, Sky Sports reported that the 23-year-old is actually no closer to penning new terms at the Emirates and is expected to leave before the end of the transfer window.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) July 11, 2017
Either the player’s agents are releasing contradictory information to the media, or more likely, these outlets are guessing – because his team is silent on the matter.
Liverpool want Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer and in truth, he’s perhaps the most easiest attainable of Jurgen Klopp’s three key targets, which include Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk.
Neither Red Bull Leipzig nor Southampton are currently willing to do business with us, but Arsenal may have little choice if they wish to receive a transfer fee for The Ox – due to him having just 12 months left on his contract.