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Liverpool are the favourites to land the signature of Adam Lallana but he is also wanted by Manchester United and Chelsea.
Southampton face a battle this summer to keep hold of their crop of young stars and Lallana, along with Luke Shaw, are the jewels in the crown and the big guns are set to move.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to build a squad capable of competing in the Champions League and he is ready to move for Lallana with a bid of around £20million and a four-year deal worth £70,000 a week.
The midfielder is expected to be in England's squad for the World Cup and a good showing in Brazil could inflate his price even higher so Rodgers may want to move before the competition begins.