Klopp dismisses Oxlade-Chamberlain ‘nonsense’

Jurgen Klopp has described speculation linking Liverpool with Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as “nonsense”.

Liverpool were reported to be monitoring the 23-year-old’s availability amid speculation over his future.

Asked at a press conference ahead of his side’s New Year’s Day game against Manchester City if he was looking to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain, Reds boss Klopp said: “I don’t usually talk about other players, but I can make an exception — nonsense.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain has not been offered a new contract at the Emirates Stadium and has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail have again suggested that Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus has been lined up by Arsenal should Alexis Sanchez leave the north London club.

It comes as negotiations between the Gunners and Sanchez over a new contract continue.

Reus, who has been touted for a move to the Premier League during successive transfer windows, only recently returned to action after injury.

The Sun declare that Juventus boss Max Allegri wants to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.

It is suggested that the 49-year-old’s agent has been in contact with Arsenal about the prospect of replacing Wenger, whose contract expires at the end of the season, and been encouraged by their response.

And the Daily Mirror say Watford are the latest club to express an interest in taking Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson on loan during the January window.

West Ham, Hull, Swansea and Aston Villa are also said to be keen on Jenkinson, who is not currently in Wenger’s first-team plans.

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