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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool in January as Klopp target Arsenal winger

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Premier League club Liverpool will make an official bid for Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the January transfer window. Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has received rave reviews about the player from Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana which has convinced him to make a move.

Chamberlain will command a transfer fee between $24 million and $31 million. The former Southampton player has one more year left in his Arsenal contract after the end of this season, as reported by Sky Sports.

Liverpool will make an official bid for the England international when the winter transfer window opens on January 1, 2017. Chamberlain recently mentioned of his desire to move away from the Emirates Stadium on Goals on Sunday. This is to find more first-team opportunities.

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Chamberlain is yet to complete an entire 90 minutes for Arsenal this season. The player has to compete with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez for attacking midfield roles and this has added to his woes, according to ESPN.

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The man from Portsmouth, England has scored a total of six goals for Arsenal this season. He has also provided six assists for his teammates. Despite not being a regular starter at the Emirates, this has been the player’s most productive season for The Gunners, as reported by The Telegraph.

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Liverpool are yet to comment officially regarding their interest in Chamberlain. However, Klopp has previously indicated that he is keen to buy in January.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager will miss the likes of Sadio Mane, who will be absent for the Africa Cup of Nations, which starts in Gabon on January 14, 2017. The player will fly out of Liverpool after The Reds’ Premier League game against Sunderland on January 2.

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Although Liverpool have Daniel Sturridge as a backup, Klopp is aware of the players’ injury woes and will be inclined to strengthen the position. Oxlade-Chamberlain  has the versatility to offer as he plays in a number of midfield and attacking positions.

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