Liverpool close to agreeing deal to bring Southampton and England international star to Anfield.
Liverpool have made a final £25 million offer for Southampton skipper and star midfielder Adam Lallana, according to the BBC.
The Reds earlier reportedly had a £20 million offer for the England international rejected, but have now decided to try to conclude negotiations quickly by raising their bid in fear of an approach from Spurs, who have roped in ex-Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.
Southampton are believed to be holding out for £30m given that they must hand 20% of the eventual fee to Lallana’s former club AFC Bournemouth, but the his last campaign suggest he could be worth whatever is paid.
The 26-year old Lallana netted 10 times in all competitions last season, and was also in the Premier League PFA Team Of The Year.
His rapid rise in first becoming an English international and next an integral part of Roy Hodgson’s starting XI ahead of the World Cup has caught the attention of several top clubs including Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester United, but it seems as though the Reds are now in with a great chance of landing their man with a very big offer tabled for him.
Lallana too has hinted at his desire to join the Reds in pursuit of UEFA Champions League football, and one can expect the deal to go through very soon now that Liverpool have decided to match Southampton’s asking price.