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Either Oxlade-Chamberlain or Lemar, Not Both

With about 36 hours to go, Liverpool will decide on one of two midfielders.

AS Monaco v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: First Leg
In case it wasn’t clear what my choice was.
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This is shaping up to be a crazy end to the summer transfer window, isn’t it? Liverpool continue looking to strengthen their midfield depth, perhaps going as high as £75 million and one Divock Origi for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar. However, after Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned down a £40 million move to Chelsea in hopes of securing a move to Anfield, it appears that the Reds have options.

To be clear, Liverpool are looking to only sign one of the two players, and it appears that Lemar continues to be the preferred choice.

If the Lemar move breaks down and Liverpool move on to Oxlade-Chamberlain, it appears that the Reds do not want to match Chelsea’s transfer fee. Oxlade-Chamberlain is in the last year of his contract, and his £40 million valuation seems more than Liverpool are willing to pay.

According to The Echo, a decision over which midfielder to continue pursuing will be made today.

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