OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN WAS REPORTEDLY URGED TO REJECT CHELSEA BY ENGLAND MANAGER SOUTHGATE

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Former Arsenal player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned down the chance to join Chelsea and instead opted to join rivals Liverpool.

One of the reasons been given for the Oxlade-Chamberlain’s decision to join Liverpool was his preference to play in central midfield, a position Antonio Conte wasn’t willing to play him at Chelsea.

However, it seems his preferred playing position wasn’t the only reason why Oxlade-Chamberlain rejected the chance to play for Chelsea.

According to a report on The Telegraph via Daily Express, England boss Gareth Southgate urged Oxlade-Chamberlain to join Liverpool.

The report claims Southgate had a private conversation with the 24-year-old which also played a role in his decision to join Liverpool.

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