Reds linked to Hammers defender

Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for West Ham defender Reece Oxford but they face a major battle to land him.

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New Bundesliga side RB Leipzig are said to have tabled a surprise bid for Oxford and are ready to pay him £20,000-per-week.

The England Under-19 international is in demand this summer, with Manchester United and Liverpool both thought to be monitoring him, while the Hammers have slapped a £10million price tag on the midfielder’s head.

The two Premier League sides are said to be reluctant to meet Oxford’s asking price, leaving the door open for any other interested parties to swoop.

Newly-promoted Bundesliga side Leipzig are now thought to have tested the water with an offer for the 17-year-old but Oxford is believed to be reluctant to leave England, despite the Germans having tabled a lucrative contract.

The midfielder’s current deal runs until 2018 and it remains to be seen whether the Hammers will try to extend his stay in east London, having previously had the offer of a new contract rejected by Oxford’s camp earlier this summer.

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