Manchester United are reportedly considering a bid for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain if Liverpool agree to lower their transfer fee, according to a report.
The 28-year-old wants to leave Anfield this summer after struggling for playing time and the Reds won’t stand in his way. He has not played in the FA Cup quarter-finals since March 20.
Oxlade-Chamberlain only has one year left on his contract. As such, Liverpool will look to sell him to avoid losing him for free next summer.
Previous reports have claimed that Aston Villa and West Ham are enthusiastic on the England international to 35 selections.
According talkSPORT, however, Man Utd are now considering an offer. They lack midfielders amid four-man starts in that area.
Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong is their top target to bolster new manager Erik ten Hag’s midfield. But De Jong reiterated that his preference is to stay at Camp Nou. Indeed, the lack of Champions League football at Old Trafford next season could be a major factor.
Oxlade-Chamberlain then surfaced on Man Utd’s radar as they searched for reinforcements.
However, the Red Devils won’t do any business unless Liverpool are ready to sell for £10million.
The report revealing interest from Villa and West Ham claimed the Anfield club wanted more than that figure.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side are ready to accept a loss on his £35m signing in 2017 from Arsenal.
United need to strengthen their ranks with the departure of Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic.
talkSPORT adds that Southampton were considering a return for Oxlade-Chamberlain until they assess his injury record and salary demands.
Difficult season in Liverpool for Oxlade-Chamberlain
Liverpool’s ultimately unsuccessful quadruple quest and luck with injuries did not help Oxlade-Chamberlain in their battle for playing time.
His inaction nevertheless showed his place in the hierarchy.
Captain Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho are Klopp’s three senior midfielders.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to leave Liverpool this summer
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to leave Liverpool this summer and is attracting interest from Newcastle, West Ham and other Premier League sides
Naby Keita, like Oxlade-Chamberlain, also has just one year left on his contract. However, his resurgence in 2021/22 after his own injury struggles means he is more likely than his colleague to get a new contract.
Elsewhere, Curtis Jones cemented his first-team role last season, with new signing Fabio Carvalho and fellow countryman Harvey Elliott looking to make their mark next season.