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Rumour Mongering: West Ham Want £22M Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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The midfielder, who has struggled for form since suffering a knee injury in 2018, could be heading back to London this summer.

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Liverpool are expecting a relatively quiet summer in the transfer market, but one thing that could change that is sales. If new homes can be found for current fringe squad players, the club would then seek to replace them with an eye to the future.

According to Football Insider, one such departure could be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with West Ham said to be interested in the 27-year-old midfielder who has struggled to find his best form with the Reds ever since suffering a knee injury in 2018.

Contact is said to have been made via third-party intermediaries, with Liverpool willing to do a deal if West Ham match their £22M valuation. Liverpool signed Oxlade-Chamberlain for £35M in 2017 and he has three years on his current contract.

If true, and if West Ham are willing to meet that valuation, it could be a good move for all sides, giving West Ham a midfield upgrade, Oxlade-Chamberlain a shot at minutes, and Liverpool a bit of money to invest in a replacement with upside.

For the Reds, the club would also likely be willing to listen to offers for players like Naby Keïta, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Divock Origi, but would be content to keep them at Anfield to provide depth should nobody be willing to meet their valuation.