Adam Lallana may be forced to hand in a transfer request if he hopes to engineer a move to either Liverpool or Manchester United this summer, as Southampton remain hesitant to let their best players go.
The Express reports that the Saints skipper faces a battle to leave the St. Mary’s Stadium in the coming months, if it is indeed what he wants to do, as Liverpool and his current club remain at loggerheads as to how much he is worth. It’s said that Southampton are holding out for £30million for their captain, whilst Brendan Rodgers - despite rating Lallana highly - is only willing to pay £25million. As such the two sides appear locked in a standoff which may only be broken if the 26-year-old formally requests to move.
United are also said to be in the equation, as they’ve been linked with a move for the England international as Louis van Gaal prepares to revamp the squad which spectacularly underperformed under David Moyes, but it would seem that Liverpool are more serious in their pursuit.
Fresh from his official capture of Rickie Lambert this morning Rodgers will be looking to build on his transfer plans for the summer, and Lallana is his next target. Without the winger’s official submission of a request to leave Southampton however he may not be going anywhere.