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West Ham interested in Oxlade-Chamberlain as Lingard alternative with Liverpool open to offers

West Ham are interested in signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer, with Liverpool said to be willing to ‘listen to offers’ for the midfielder.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled to secure a regular role in Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, starting just two Premier League fixtures in another campaign impact by injury problems.

 

The England international signed for Liverpool in a £35m deal from Arsenal in 2017 and enjoyed a promising debut campaign on Merseyside, playing a key role in the Reds’ run to the Champions League final before suffering a serious knee injury in the semi-final win over Roma.

He has struggled to regain a consistent place in the side since and has spent the majority of the current campaign on the sidelines, though came off the bench to score in the 3-0 win over Burnley on Wednesday.

Football Insider are reporting that West Ham are now contemplating a move for the 27-year-old as the club consider alternatives to on-loan Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, a fee of around £22m expected to be enough to prise Oxlade-Chamberlain from Anfield.

The Hammers are keen on keeping Lingard at the club following his impressive loan spell, though reports have suggested that his wage demands of £100,000-a-week, along with the transfer fee set to be demanded by the Red Devils, may be unable to afford a deal.

West Ham’s 3-1 win over West Brom on Wednesday confirmed David Moyes’ qualification to next season’s Europea League, the club now keen to sign midfield reinforcements in order to meet the added demands that European football brings.

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