Liverpool are set to launch a £40 million bid for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Express.

The winger is set to be offered a new contract at Arsenal, worth £100,000 per week. However, the Reds are prepared to do their utmost to prevent this and bring him to Anfield.

The 23-year-old was unhappy to have been crafted into a makeshift wing-back by Arsene Wenger and wants to play as a central midfielder. Jurgen Klopp will use this to his advantage when discussing terms with the player.

Klopp is determined to sign the English international, and he is not put off by Arsenal’s valuation of the player.

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Liverpool’s transfer target Mohamed Salah is unlikely to join unless his value is decreased. Roma want £35 million for the ex-Chelsea man.

The Reds will not want to make another mess of a transfer, the way they did with their interest in Virgil van Dijk, which resulted in them issuing an apology.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is entering the last 12 months of his contract at the Emirates. Liverpool could snatch him in the coming transfer window with a great offer.