Man Utd to make surprise first offer for Southampton kid Oxlade-Chamberlain

Manchester United may make the first serious offer for Southampton youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this month.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson made a personal check on Oxlade-Chamberlain on the weekend and came away impressed.

The Daily Mail says United are now considering an opening £5million offer with extra payments on appearances.

Liverpool are prepared to go to £10 million for the teen, though are yet to make a firm offer.

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