Ox odds-on to seal World Cup spot after Reds deal

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN was confirmed on Thursday as a Liverpool player following his £35m switch from Arsenal.

The move comes after the England forward turned down the offer of a new contract at the Emirates and a late bid from Chelsea.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is set to play for England on Friday evening, is 4-7 with Betway to make the Three Lions' squad for next year's World Cup finals in Russia. It's 5-4 that he misses out.

The firm are 5-6 that he makes 15 starts for his new club this season and the same price not to.

That was the biggest confirmed deal of transfer deadline day at 7pm yesterday but it wasn't the only business to be done by the Reds on a frantic day.

Mamadou Sakho finally looked set to complete his move to Crystal Palace after Liverpool agreed a deal of around £26m with the London club, while Divock Origi left Anfield to join Wolfsburg on a season-long loan.

Tottenham bagged right-back Serge Aurier from PSG in a £23m transaction but it was an incoming transfer to the French club that stole the headlines.

Kylian Mbappe's long-awaited move from Monaco finally went through although initially on a 12-month loan ahead of a permament deal next summer as the Paris side look to skirt around Financial Fair Play issues having already signed Neymar this month.

Swansea landed Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich in a season-long loan and Spurs were chasing Fernando Llorente.

Match in Focus


Atl Madrid v Sevilla

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sevilla haven't conceded a league goal since the 35th minute of their opening game
Expert verdict
Sevilla have made the most of a soft sequence of early-season fixtures, winning their last four league games to nil, but bookmakers expect that fine run to end at Atletico Madrid's new stadium. However, Atleti limped to a 1-0 win over Malaga in their first game at their new home and it will surely be a less intimidating venue than their old fortress at the Vicente Calderon.



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