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Liverpool test Southampton’s resolve with £25m bid for Adam Lallana

Liverpool have attempted to break
the impasse over Adam Lallana’s
proposed move to Anfield by
tabling a ‘take it or leave it’ £25m
offer for the Southampton
Anfield officials have been in talks
with their south coast
counterparts over a deal for the
attacking midfielder for almost a
fortnight but have been unable to
reach agreement on a fee.
Liverpool initially valued Lallana
at £20m but Southampton, who
have to pass a 25% sell-on fee to
their captain’s former club
Bournemouth, are holding out for
As is the case with Anfield-bound
Rickie Lambert, Liverpool are
keen to conclude the transfer of a
priority for the manager, Brendan
Rodgers, before the World Cup.
Whether Southampton will soften
their stance following the
increased bid remains to be seen
but Liverpool are determined to
push through a deal amid rival
interest in Lallana from
Tottenham Hotspur .
The England international is a
target for several clubs but his
preference is to join Liverpool.

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Posted By bobricky On 09:55 Sat, 31 May 2014

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