Liverpool sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for £35 million

Liverpool have signed Arsenal and England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for £35 million.

Earlier this week, it had seemed that Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, would sign for Chelsea after a fee was agreed, but the winger rejected the move – which is when Liverpool came in with their bid.

Speaking briefly, Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is currently with the England squad, said: “I’m delighted to have signed for Liverpool.”

Speaking to Liverpool’s website, manager Jurgen Klopp said: “I am really, really happy we have got Alex signed. Since the last game I have been waiting and hoping we could make this transfer – and when I got the news he was ours it was fantastic.

“I remember the first time I saw him play live – it was at Dortmund in 2014 and he came on as a sub that day and made a big impact. He stood out immediately because of his pace and skills and his attitude in such a big game for a young player.”

This may not be the only deal Liverpool complete today. The club are in talks with Monaco over a £74 million move for Thomas Lemar, and they haven’t given up hope on signing Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, who would cost about £60 million.