Liverpool and Southampton are reported to be some way apart in their respective valuations of Adam Lallana, with the former not yet prepared to pay the £30 million requested in order to confirm the acquisition of the England international.
Lallana has been the subject of interest from Liverpool for some weeks, and the Merseyside club have reportedly already made an offer of £20 million for the midfielder. However, according to the Daily Express, Saints have requested a further £10 million before they would consider the sale of their captain.
Liverpool, though, are not willing to play ball just yet. But it may be they become more open to the prospect of matching Southampton’s valuation the more the summer progresses and, in particular, with Tottenham seemingly set to register interest of their own.
It would appear likely Brendan Rodgers will face competition in his bid to bring Lallana to Anfield, with Spurs now under the command of Mauricio Pochettino, who left St Mary’s for White Hart Lane only this week.
Pochettino was able to summon the best out of Lallana during their time together at Southampton, with the 25-year-old’s performances last season earning him a place in the PFA team of the year and in England’s squad for next month’s World Cup.