Liverpool are lining up a £40 million offer to tempt Arsenal into selling England international midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in this transfer window, according to a report in the Sunday Express.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to make the big money offer to lure the 23-year-old to Merseyside as Liverpool look to boost their squad ahead of a Champions League campaign.
A new winger looks to be top of the agenda. A move for former Chelsea winger Mohammed Salah stalled when Liverpool failed to match Roma's £35 million valuation for the Egyptian midfielder and Klopp is seemingly ready to look elsewhere.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored an impressive solo goal in England's 2-2 draw with Scotland on Saturday, is out of contract next summer, which has fueled speculation that Arsenal could be tempted to sell one of their prized assets.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen for him to stay at the Emirates and will offer £100,000 a week to secure his future in London but it's been well documented that Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't been completely happy at the Gunners, at various points this season playing as right wing-back.
A move to Liverpool could suit Oxlade-Chamberlain. In an interview with BT sport after Arsenal's FA Cup win, the versatile midfielder revealed that he had inspirations to one day emulate Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
"Playing for a team like Arsenal, it ends up being more of a right-wing job," he told BT Sport after the FA Cup final.Advertisement
"I get the ball from deeper and that plays into my hands more.
"At the end of the day, it's given me minutes and I'm not one to complain.
"But, the centre-mid role... I've always wanted to be Steven Gerrard, so I've still got a hope of that!"