Liverpool move for Arsenal ace blocked while former target wants to join them

In the latest round of news about Liverpool and the potential transfers, a Premier League rival has blocked their stars move to Anfield.

Liverpool has been eyeing a move for Arsenal’s midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but the Gunners have told him he cannot join a direct rival.

Chamberlain has just one year left on his current contract with the Gunners, but they are willing to let him run down his deal and leave for free next season.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a firm admirer of the midfielder and has been looking to sign him for the past two seasons now. However, the two rivals have not been in good terms since the Luis Suarez transfer debacle of 2013.

Meanwhile, Southampton defender, Virgil Van Dijk has told the Saints the only club he wants to play for is Liverpool. The Dutchman has been a target for Liverpool all summer, but the Reds were made to abandon their pursuit of his signature after being accused of tapping up the defender.

Liverpool remains interested and if the player hands in an official request they would come back for him with an official bid.