LIVERPOOL are ready to make a shock raid for Arsenal stars Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wojciech Szczesny, according to reports.
Boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to overhaul his side in the summer and is willing to spend £40m on the Gunners duo.
Goalkeeper Szczesny is currently on loan at Serie A side Roma but would provide stiff competition for Simon Mignolet if he moved to Anfield, while Oxlade-Chamberlain has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates and is also wanted by Manchester City and former club Southampton.
Football Insider reports:
“Arsenal are keen to keep England international Oxlade-Chamberlain and will offer him a new deal but the 22-year-old wants more first team football.
“He is also demanding a 200 per cent pay increase on his current £52,000-a-week salary.
“With Petr Cech first-choice at Arsenal and David Ospina providing back-up, Szczesny would be tempted by a move to their Premier League rivals.”
We’re not so sure this would be £40m well spent.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has pace to burn and plenty of talent to go with it but Liverpool have a number of players capable of filling a similar role and there’s no guarantee the Arsenal man would consistently be a starter for the Reds.