Monday, June 2, 2014

Lallana ready to quit Saints for Reds

LIVERPOOL target Adam Lallana has rocked Southampton by telling them he will quit the club after the World Cup.

The Saints skipper is currently in Miami with England's 23-man squad, but looks set to leave St Mary's after seeing popular figures Mauricio Pochettino and Rickie Lambert depart for Tottenham and Liverpool respectively.

According to the BBC, the versatile midfielder has yet to hand in an official transfer request at the south-coast side, but has informed the hierarchy that he will be searching for a new team once duties in Brazil are over.

Liverpool have already made a £25million bid for Lallana's services, but could have to cough up another £5m to land the 26-year-old.

Southampton are determined to prevent a mass exodus as clubs circle for the likes of Jay Rodriguez, Luke Shaw and Dejan Lovren, and in a statement earlier today confirmed their intentions to hold on to their top stars.

It read: "We are staying true to our plan and vision and, as a result, we have no need to accept any offers.

"When Rickie Lambert requested to leave for Liverpool, the club felt it could not stand in the way of having him fulfil his boyhood dream of playing at home."

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