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Southampton set for 25 percent loss if they sell star man

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A number of Southampton's players have been linked with moves to top Premier League clubs. (©GettyImages)
A number of Southampton's players have been linked with moves to top Premier League clubs. (©GettyImages).

It has been revealed that Southampton would only be set to gain 75 percent of the transfer fee, should an offer come in for their star player Adam Lallana, this summer.

According to the Daily Mail the remaining 25 percent would go to Bournemouth – which could see them claim as much as £5million from the deal.

Lallana joined Southampton at the age of 12, after beginning his development with Bournemouth. Over the years, Bournemouth have banked just £18,000 as a result of the deal which saw him join Southampton's acclaimed academy, which has developed the likes of the world-record £80million Gareth Bale.

Following his call-up to the England first-team in November 2013, the winger has put in some solid displays for Roy Hodgson's side and has also been in impressive form throughout the Premier League season – scoring nine goals and providing six assists to his team mates.

As a result of his good form, Lallana has been linked with a number of top teams, such as Manchester United and Chelsea of late, and as he now looks likely to be heading to Brazil with England this summer, Southampton have put a £20million price-tag on their prized asset.

While Chelsea seems an unlikely destination, considering the vast amount of talent that they already possess in the attacking midfield department, a transfer to United is looking increasingly likely to be Lallana's destination.

Although David Moyes is no longer manager, the powers that be at Old Trafford may well retain an interest in the Saints' winger, and if his replacement shares the interest then a move could well be on the cards.

At the age of 25, Lallana still has his best years ahead of him, and considering the inflated valuations that are usually placed on England internationals, £20million is not a bad price to pay for a player of his calibre.

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England Football
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Manchester United
Adam Lallana
Southampton
Bournemouth
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