Along with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, Arsenal fans are still awaiting to learn about the contract situation of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Liverpool reported to be keen on talking the 24 year-old to Anfield.
But according to reports today, Arsene Wenger is blankly refusing to sell any of his stars to direct rivals for the title, which means that Alex would have to look further afield for a new club, or simply play out his contract and leave for free next summer.
If this is true then Jurgen Klopp will crank up his attempt to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, although that won’t be easy either after the Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick made it clear that Keita won’t be sold – at any price. “We will definitely not be letting any key players go. There’s nothing that will make us budge,” he said.
“It’s totally normal for clubs to be interested in our players, but that doesn’t affect our stance on the matter.”
I am sure Wenger would love to frustrate Klopp even further by blocking the sale of the Ox, but the situation could develop into a Walcottesque “sign Da Ting” situation during the next campaign while Chamberlain goes further into the new season without putting pen to paper, which is also possibility with Alex Sanchez if Wenger refuses to let the Chilean get his dream move to Man City….
Do you think we should cash in on any contract rebels or force them to stay against their will?