Manchester United's no.1 target going nowhere

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Manchester United's rumoured pursuit of Southampton star Adam Lallana has hit a brick wall, according to the Mirror.

The paper reports that Saints' boss Mauricio Pochettino has no intention of selling his most valuable asset, and is quietly confident that the club can retain his services past the January transfer window.

Recent speculation has suggested that David Moyes could target Lallana next month as part of his overhaul of the United squad, with an offer of £15million being cited as a realistic valuation.

However Pochettino has moved to play down such talk, and believes that the 25-year-old, whose performances this year have attracted praise from all quarters of the Premier League, is happy to remain at St. Mary's.

The Saints' skipper is contracted to the club until 2018 and, despite the fact that Moyes has reportedly made him his No.1 midfield target for January, Pochettino believes Lallana will honour his commitment to Southampton.

"We can keep Adam. I think Adam and other players are going to stay with us," Pochettino said.

"There is no pressure to sell them. Adam said he is happy at Southampton and Southampton have no plans to sell him." 

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