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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to remain at Arsenal amid reports linking him with a move to Liverpool, according to Goal.
Liverpool were recently linked with a January move for the 23 year old, Sky Sports claiming the Reds are willing to spend up to £25m for the winger when the transfer window opens on January 1 as Jurgen Klopp prepares for the departure of Saido Mane who will be leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in January.
Although Jurgen Klopp has already dismissed those reports as “nonsense”, Goal understands that the player is not even considering a move to Anfield.
The report claims the winger is looking for an improved deal at the Emirates.
Hector Bellerin recently signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal which will see him earn around a £100,000 a week and Chamberlain is hoping to get a similar deal.
Chamberlain has completed 90 minutes just once this season and has been in and out of the squad so it will be interesting to find out if Wenger will be willing to pay that much for a player who is more or less a squad player.
The boss recently revealed that he wants Chamberlain to stay beyond his current deal which expires in 2018 but I think his demands will jeopardize any chance of him staying unless he accepts a lot less.
Arsenal are expected to secure the future of many key players with the likes of Coquelin, Giroud, Sanchez, Ozil and Koscielny all in talks to sign new deals,
I’m sure Chamberlain would want to put himself in a good position to sign an extension and that will only happen if he reduces his demands.
I don’t feel comfortable when players begin to hold clubs to ransom when discussing new contract by demanding outrageous salaries and I hope this won’t be the beginning of a worrying trend at the Emirates. First Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and now Chamberlain, Wenger won’t want this to continue, definitely!