But it may be a little presumptuous as Liverpool have been told to up their Adam Lallana offer to £25 million with the final fee now the only thing holding up the deal.
According to the Metro, this is because of a contractual clause in the Southampton midfielder’s deal when he arrived at St. Mary’s from Bournemouth.
Bournemouth will earn 25 per cent of any transfer fee that Saints manage to wangle out of Liverpool or indeed any other club.
Southampton themselves want £20 million for the England international so the raised price of £25 million would keep all parties happy.
Lallana has hinted that if he is to leave the south coast club it will only be for Anfield – even though a host of clubs including Arsenal are interested.
It now remains to be seen whether Liverpool will raise their initial £20 million offer to land their man ahead of the new season.
Brendan Rodgers is going to have to develop his squad both in quality in numbers with the Reds competing in both domestic and European football next season.
Liverpool fans. Is Adam Lallana the real deal or does he need another season at Southampton to develop further? Let us know your thoughts below.
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