Lallana wants a move to Merseyside despite Man United and Blues interest.
Southampton captain Adam Lallana is prepared to make a transfer to Liverpool in the summer despite interest from both Chelsea and Manchester United, according to the Mirror.
The 25-year-old has been impressing at St Mary’s for a number of years and has been instrumental in the Saints’ successive top 10 finishes since their promotion back to the Premier League in 2012.
This year Lallana has scored nine league goals and provided eight assists and is also an important figure around Roy Hodgson’s England squad and is likely to play a big part at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
It’s this form of the midfielder that has attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in the country and the Reds want the Englishman to help bolster their squad ahead of their return to the Champions League next season.
The Merseysiders have been out of Europe’s top club competition since 2009, but after a brilliant campaign under Brendan Rodgers they have already confirmed their place for next year and could still win the title to boot.
However, there are concerns that there has been too much reliance on a small group of players and Rodgers’ squad is much weaker than the likes of Manchester City and the Blues.
The latter are said to also be interested in Lallana – along with the Red Devils – but the star from the south coast would prefer a switch to Anfield if anywhere.
This may be because the England international is much more likely to get regular game time under Rodgers than either Jose Mourinho, or whoever takes over permanently at United.
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