Adam Lallana has been left stunned as Southampton chiefs have refused to acknowledge the fact that he wants to move away from the club this summer.
According to reports in the Daily Star the England international has attempted to phone the powers that be at the St. Mary’s Stadium, but they have shunned his efforts to negotiate an exit. This follows reports yesterday that Lallana will have to request an exit if he is to leave, as his club are firmly against the idea of selling him on.
However the Star states that the 26-year-old doesn’t want to have to force his way out of a team he has been at since 2006, and would prefer that the parties involved can come to some sort of agreement with is beneficial for all. Both United and Liverpool are said to be hot on the tails of the winger, who was one of the top performers in the Premier League last term.
Brendan Rodgers harbours particular interest in Lallana, and recent speculation implies that the Reds boss would be willing to stump up £25million for his signature. The only problem there is that Southampton are believed to be holding out for a £30million fee, and at the moment their Merseyside rivals aren’t prepared to meet the demands.
It’s likely this particular transfer saga will continue to rumble on throughout the World Cup, but as of yet it’s unclear whether or not Lallana will concede defeat and hand in a transfer request to push through a switch.