Rumour: Southampton reject Liverpool bid for Adam Lallana and slap £30m price-tag on his head
Southampton have turned down a bid from Liverpool for midfield architect Adam Lallana which was thought to be in the region of £20 million, and the Saints are holding out for closer to £30 million, according to Goal.
The England midfielder has been subject to intense transfer speculation after it emerged last week that Liverpool were interested in Lallana and were hoping to get the deal done this week. Southampton have now accepted that Lallana will not be staying at St.Marys, but are trying their best to get a good deal out of the England international.
Lallana was called up to the England World Cup squad and Brendan Rodgers is eager to bring the midfielder to Anfield before the tournament commences, in-order to avoid his price-tag rising up should he put on a good show in Brazil.
Lallana also featured on a six-man shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award recently that eventually went to Luis Suarez. His performances this season have attracted a lot of attention and he has been linked with a number of clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
However, Rodgers has stolen the march on other sides and he is contemplating whether to meet Southampton’s demands of a higher fee for Lallana’s services, who is is contracted to Southampton until 2018.
Lallana was Southampton’s third-top goalscorer in the Premier League this season with 9 goals.