Liverpool won’t entertain the sale of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this transfer window, according to reports.
The Reds are expected to sell a few of their players after announcing arrivals of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara and Wolverhampton Wanderers attacker Diogo Jota.
Wolves have shown an interest in Alex and have already signed one player from the Anfield outfit this month – defender Ki-Jana Hoever.
But the Mirror state that Liverpool will make it clear to any side that makes a bid for Oxlade-Chamberlain that he is not for sale.
He has experienced injury issues at the club but has been an important player for head coach Jurgen Klopp when fit.
The 27-year-old star still has three years left on his current contract and is very happy at Anfield.
Oxlade-Chamberlain finished the season as the club’s top goalscoring midfielder and is recovering from a knee injury he picked up in pre-season.
Elsewhere, Liverpool allegedly considered moving for Lille striker Jonathan David before switching focus to the Portugal international Diogo Jota.
The Reds confirmed the signing of Diogo from Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday in a deal worth a reported £45 million.
According to a recent report from The Athletic, however, the Reds nearly went for Canada international David instead.
The report claims that the Premier League champions had been monitoring the 20-year-old ace during his time at Jupiler Pro League outfit Gent and were impressed by his goals return.
However, David joined Lille in a £27.5 million deal earlier this month, at which point the Reds had already set their sights on Jota.
Georginio Wijnaldum has rejected a new deal offer from Liverpool, according to a recent report.
The 29-year-old’s current contract at Anfield expires next summer, meaning that he’ll be free to open talks with foreign sides in January as things stand.
Barcelona have been touted with an interest in his signature following Ronald Koeman’s arrival as head coach, with the pair having worked together for the Netherlands.
The Spanish heavyweights have reportedly been banned from landing Wijnaldum this summer, but Football Insider reports that they have received a boost in their hopes of bringing the player in on a free transfer in 2021.
The report states that the Dutch international has rejected the proposal of a new long-term contract extension on Merseyside following months of discussions between the two parties.
He has seen competition for places in Jurgen Klopp’s side increase this summer following the arrival of the Spanish star Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
Wijnaldum has made 189 appearances for the Reds since joining in 2016, playing a key role in the club’s UEFA Champions League, Premier League and FIFA Club World Cup triumphs over the past two years.
Meantime, Liverpool are allegedly prepared to press ahead with a reported deal for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.
Having signed Diogo Jota from Wolves last weekend, it was claimed that Liverpool had ended their efforts to land Sarr before the end of the summer transfer market.
However, according to France Football, club chiefs have recently held more discussions with agents of the Senegal international.
The report claims that the PL champions and recently-relegated Watford are ready to do a deal for a fee in the region of £36 million.
This month, Het Nieuwsblad explained Liverpool have rekindled their interest in Jeremy Doku after failing to sign the talent in the past.
However, Anderlecht CEO Karel van Eetvelt stressed the winger will only leave the club if there is a “crazy offer”.
According to Het Belang van Limburg, the Belgian side need an offer around €30 million to sanction the 18-year-old’s sale.
Vincent Kompany’s outfit don’t need to sell Doku, but Jeremy’s sale would help the side ‘significantly reduce the debts’, which stand at around €95 million.
Reds interest is backed up in outlet and it’s stated that Jurgen Klopp’s side view Doku as Sadio Mane’s replacement at Anfield.
According to the report, the possibility of the Reds knocking on Anderlecht’s door to sign the forward before the window closes ‘cannot be ruled out’.
HBVL adds whether or not the Jupiler Pro League giants will sell the player this summer won’t just depend on the fee they will receive, but also on the transfer formula. That is vital as they’d prefer to sell and then take him on loan for this campaign.
Youri Tielemans’ move to AS Monaco back in 2017 helped Anderlecht fetch €26 million, and the report states Doku is destined to beat the current Leicester City ace to become the most expensive sale of the Belgian side.
If Liverpool want to sign Jeremy this summer, they need to propose a transfer formula that can convince Purple & White and also meet his €30 million asking price. Whether or not the Reds will meet those conditions remains to be seen.