Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are both desperate to sign Southampton midfield maestro Adam Lallana ahead of their Premier League rivals and will spend big to make it happen this summer, according to the Sunday People.
Lallana has fought his way into England's World Cup plans and attracted attention of from top club across the country thanks to a fantastic season for Saints, which has included nine goals and eight assists.
The 25-year-old scored against Spurs last month and Spurs boss Tim Sherwood saw enough to tell chairman Daniel Levy that he should make the playmaker a top transfer priority this summer, regardless of whether he is in charge at White Hart Lane.
Levy is ready to test Southampton's resolve with an offer during the close season, while United boss David Moyes is also a huge fan of the star and views him as a player capable of making an instant impact at Old Trafford if signed.
United have been linked with a number of Saints' breakthrough stars, including full-back Luke Shaw, but Lallana is a player in his prime and ticks all the boxes in their search for energy and drive in a problem midfield area.
Saints face a tough fight to keep an emerging young team together at St Mary's under Mauricio Pochettino, with summer offers expected from the across the continent for Shaw, Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin.
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