Arsenal will apparently demand £40m and £1 from Liverpool for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to The S*n.

In a strange twist, Arsenal may have revealed they have a sense of humour.

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According to The S*n, Arsenal will ask Liverpool to play £40,000,001 for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – the same amount Arsenal bid for Luis Suarez four years ago.

That bid was a result of a release clause that DID exist in Suarez’s contract, one that Liverpool owner, John W. Henry, admitted Liverpool just decided to ignore.

No such clause exists for Chamberlain, as far as we know. It seems Arsenal are just messing with Liverpool.

The Chamberlain situation took a turn for the farcical when Arsenal reportedly offered him £180,000 per week to stay, only for him to turn it down.

That Chamberlain has apparently decided not to become one of the highest paid players in the club’s history suggests he really must want out despite Arsenal standing by him while he missed the equivalent of FOUR Premier League seasons through injury.

Arsenal have been determined not to sell any of their first team starters but may have been forced to reconsider that stance.

Liverpool and Chelsea have been the most heavily linked and could make an effort to sign Chamberlain before the window shuts on Thursday.

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