Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a target for Brighton (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Brighton are keen on signing Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but will only consider a deal for the midfielder if the Reds agree to release him on a free transfer.
The former Arsenal star has made just ten appearances in all competitions so far this season and his contract with the club expires at the end of the campaign.
Liverpool have given no indication that they will extend the midfielder’s contract and Oxlade-Chamberlain has privately accepted he’ll have to leave Anfield.
However, the midfielder is still featuring for the Reds given the injury problems that Jurgen Klopp’s side have in the middle of the park.
But Oxlade-Chamberlain understandably wants to resolve his future and the Daily Mail say Brighton are interested in signing him in the next week.
The Seagulls are keen to reinforce their options after Leandro Trossard’s move to Arsenal last weekend.
Oxlade-Chamberlin’s deal expires in July (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
However, Brighton are not willing to put up a fee for the 29-year-old and will only make a move for him if Liverpool agree to let him join on a free transfer.
Though this may not seem appealing to the Reds, it would mean saving on Oxlade-Chamberlain’s reported £120,000-a-week wages for the next six months.
Brighton know they stand a good chance of signing the midfielder in July and therefore see little reason to put up cash for him.
But with the likes of Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino struggling with injury, Klopp needs all the options he can at this moment in time.
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