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Pardew to raid former club for star skipper?

In a move that is sure to send Southampton fans rushing to top up their pint, The Sun have reported that their young skipper Adam Lallana could be subject to a move away from St. Mary’s this January.

The highly rated youngster has been drawing admiring glances from a number of teams, and Alan Pardew is set to test the water at his old club with a bid for the 24-year-old skipper who has spent over seven seasons at the club and has impressed the Newcastle boss who spent 13 months working with the player during his time on the south coast.

Lallana has risen through the ranks steadily and is now looking to break onto the international scene and could well realise this dream at a club such as Newcastle who are involved in the Europa League this term. For their part, the Magpies are willing to offer a bid of around £5 million – an amount that has been shot down by the Saints punters playing pool, adjudged to be far too small to lure Southampton’s star asset away from them, especially given the player is currently tied to a four year contract.

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