Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Liverpool sign Arsenal midfielder for £35m

Liverpool agree £40m fee with Arsenal for Oxlade-Chamberlain
DEAL: Liverpool and Arsenal agree fee for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

01 September, 2017

The Premier League champions had a bid accepted by their London counterparts but the player held out in favour of a preferred move to Anfield.

However, Carragher went on to question whether Oxlade-Chamberlain will be able to fulfil his ambition of playing regularly in the centre of midfield in Klopp's squad.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was in the a year ago of his Arsenal contract, rejected a new deal worth up to £180,000 a week to stay at the Emirates.

Oxlade-Chamberlain reportedly rejected Chelsea in order to join Liverpool in a £35million deadline-day move, which could reach a value of £40m.

In addition, Adam Lallana and Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho are still to return from injury and Carragher, while agreeing the 24-year-old adds depth, can not see him getting into the team in that spot. Both are out of contract next summer.

Aaron Ramsey has not taken kindly to seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leave Arsenal for Liverpool, with "shaaambles" included in one social media post.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain did play in Arsenal's last game, the embarrassing defeat against Liverpool, and has actually started all four of the Gunners games so far this season.

England's Press Association reports the clubs have agreed a deal that will see the England global move to Anfield.

Liverpool did not disclose the transfer fee, but they are believed to have paid £35 million ($45.1 million, 37.9 million euros) for the midfielder's services.

The versatile player, now with Gareth Southgate's squad ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier with Malta, is waiting on Liverpool to submit a formal proposal to Arsenal.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has made 198 appearances for Arsenal since joining them from Southampton in August 2011, scoring 20 goals.

Liverpool are also trying to conclude a club-record deal for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar before the transfer window closes.

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