Liverpool interested in £40m swoop for Saints players Lallana and Clyne

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Liverpool are looking to raid Southampton with a £40m move for Southampton pair Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne, according to the Daily Star.

The club have already lodged a reported £20m bid for Lallana two weeks ago, whilst a move for Clyne has also been rumoured.

The right-back has been valued at £15m by his club and therefore a bid for both players would have to be substantial.

Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino has built an impressive young side during his time at the club, and a number of their players are set to depart.

Left-back Luke Shaw has been the subject of a £27m bid from Manchester United, whilst others such as Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez are also attracting interest. 

Pochettino is himself the subject of interest from Tottenham, who are seeking a new manager after the sacking of Tim Sherwood.

The Argentinian managed to propel the Saints to an eighth placed finish last season after replacing Nigel Adkins in January 2013. 

Indeed, Pochettino’s managerial performance has outlined him as one of Europe’s up and coming young managers.

If the Saints do indeed lose their manager and star players, it will surely be very difficult for them to stay in the Premier League next season given the ever-increasing competition in the league. 

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is building a young side in an attempt to win the league title next season, after narrowly missing out on the title to Manchester City in the previous campaign.

Whilst Lallana would be set for a potential starting role, Clyne may have to battle it out with the likes of Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan to be the first on the team sheet, though Johnson may be departing the club.

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