Newcastle United have been placed as favourites to sign Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer. 

The 27-year-old has featured just 15 times for Jurgen Klopp's side this season as they failed to defend the Premier League title.

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The Magpies have been placed as 3/1 favourites by Sky Bet to seal a move for the England international while Oxlade-Chamberlain's former club Southampton and Aston Villa are among the frontrunners to make a move.

The midfielder has seemingly fallen out of favour at Anfield after struggling with injury since making the £35m move on deadline day in 2017.

Meanwhile, Millwall have reportedly joined the race with Middlesbrough to sign Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Joe Lumley.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Teesside. He spent two months on loan with League One Doncaster Rovers this season and also made six appearances for the R's this season. 

Boro are hotting up their search for a new goal keeper after Marcus Bettinelli's loan deal came to an end and Jordan Archer's contract is due to expire this summer. 

The club are yet to release their retained list ahead of pre season.