Arsenal Facing Competition From Liverpool For Oxlade-Chamberlain

The transfer of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Arsenal is in the balance as Liverpool have entered the race for his signature. understands that Oxlade-Chamberlain’s agent is having talks with Liverpool today as the Merseyside club have stepped up their interest in the young winger.

Arsenal remain favourites to sign the 17-year-old, but with negotiations having stalled due to Southampton’s reluctance to budge on their insistence of any deal including a 40 per cent sell-on clause, Liverpool could swoop for the England U19 international.

Negotiations with Arsenal hit a dead-end for the same reason back in January.

The player’s father, former England international, Mark Chamberlain, expressed his son’s desire to join Arsenal two weeks ago:

“We want Alex to get to Arsenal as soon as possible and continue his development,” said Chamberlain.

“Alex is still developing but there’s no better place to develop than at Arsenal and the Premier League.”