Lallana looking to leave Southampton

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana has told the club that he would like to move elsewhere once he returns from the World Cup, BBC Sport has reported.

The 26-year-old has been the subject of considerable interest from Liverpool, who have reportedly made a £25m final bid. However, Southampton have insisted that they would not be involved in any more transfer business until a new manager is appointed, with previous incumbent Mauricio Pochettino having recently left for Tottenham.

Lallana was an outstanding performer for the Saints as they achieved a highly respectable eighth place finish in the Premier League. His efforts earned him a place in the England squad in November, and he has been a regular starter for the Three Lions in the games since then.

He has now made his feelings known to Southampton, despite not making a transfer request. England boss Roy Hodgson is hoping for his future to be resolved before the World Cup, so it does not become in distraction, but this latest development suggests that Lallana could be set to join former teammate Rickie Lambert at Anfield.

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