Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is set to enter the race for Southampton striker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlainl.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been in impressive form for the Saints over the past couple of seasons and has been on the radar of a number of top Premier League clubs with Arsenal believed to be leading the chase.
However it is believed Kop boss Dalglish has now entered the race to sign to land the signature of the £10million rated forward.
Dalglish has been promised money to spend on summer transfer deals in order to try and get Liverpool among the top four once again.
The Reds boss and the clubs director of football Damien Comolli are both admirers of the St. Mary's youngster and feel Oxlade-Chamberlain will be a great addition to the squad.
Having already spent £20m on Jordan Henderson from Sunderland last week, there are no signs that Dalglish's spending spree is going to come to an end anytime soon.
According to reports in the Daily Mail the Scottish manager is set to hold talks with the 17-year-old's representative about a possible move to Anfield.
It looked as though Oxlade-Chamberlain was set for a summer switch to the Emirates however a 40 per cent sell on clause became a stumbling block for Arsenal.
However Liverpool and Dalglish feel they will be able to agree terms and secure the signing of the England Under 19 star.
Last season Oxlade-Chamberlain played a key role in Southampton gaining automatic promotion to the Championship, making 41 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and providing nine assists.
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