Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants clarity over his role at Arsenal before committing to his future with Arsene Wenger’s side, according to reports.
The Evening Standard claims that the 23-year-old has been offered a deal in the region of £100,000 a week but talks have stalled as the midfielder wants to be assured that he will be a key figure in Wenger’s plans going forward.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is keen to play in a central role and it’s claimed that he would be tempted by a move if offered the chance to play in that position by Liverpool or Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have already made an enquiry to Arsenal about Oxlade-Chamberlain’s availability but their approach has been rejected.
Arsenal, however, could be forced into a £25 million sale if they failed to extend Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contract, which has just a year left on it this summer.
Liverpool have already tied up a £39m deal to sign Mohamed Salah from Roma but Klopp is looking for further attacking reinforcements ahead of the club’s return to the Champions League.