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Adam Lallana looks set to snub Manchester United after setting his heart on a summer move to Liverpool.
Sportsmail revealed last week that United planned a £55million double deal for Southampton pair Lallana and Luke Shaw.
But while Shaw, 18, is preparing for a move to Old Trafford, England midfielder Lallana has decided on Merseyside.
Southampton continue to insist their star players are going nowhere but should be braced for offers as soon as the season finishes next month.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will authorise an opening bid of around £15m for Lallana, who is expected to play in the hole behind Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
He can expect to double his £35,000-a-week earnings.Roy Hodgson will name the 25-year-old in his England World Cup squad despite nagging concerns over a groin injury, which might have kept him out of the final two Barclays Premier League matches.
However, the Southampton captain wants to face Swansea on Saturday before signing off against Manchester United on the final day of the season.
The Southampton board face a potentially tricky summer, with left back Shaw also unwilling to delay his move to a big club any longer.
United and Chelsea are both keen on him and the teenager is worried that he may miss the boat if he gives it another year on the south coast.