Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned down the opportunity to join Premier League champions Chelsea.
The Gunners had agreed to sell the midfielder for a deal reported to be around 35 million pounds.
However, sources close to the player understand that the 24-year-old favours a move to Liverpool ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of contract at the end of the season and is now set to either see out the remaining 11 months of his Arsenal deal or move to Liverpool, were they to put in a bid and have it accepted.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is currently on duty with the England squad, has started all of Arsenal’s games this season but met manager Arsene Wenger ahead of Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool, to discuss his future.