Leicester head a pack of Premier League clubs ready to pounce for Liverpool’s Adam Lallana.
The former England midfielder is a free agent at the end of the season and there’s no shortage of clubs interested.
West Ham, Everton, Arsenal and Crystal Palace would all like to see if they can strike a deal with the 32-year-old.
But Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers could have the edge – he took Lallana to Anfield in a £25m deal from Southampton in 2014 when he was in charge of The Reds.
Liverpool still have the option of another year but are unlikely to take it up even though Lallana has been a regular performer this season. He’s made 22 appearances though the bulk have been off the bench.
Adam Lallana is set to be on the move this summer
With no fee involved, Lallana is undoubtedly an attractive proposition but there are factors which could prove problematical, not least his £100,000 a week wages at Anfield.
With clubs currently facing up to scary financial implications brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Lallana would have to take a massive cut given his age and injury record in recent years.
Lallana has recently been doing his bit during lockdown by helping out academy youngsters at his former club, Bournemouth.
He has been in regular contact with youth team players at the South Coast club via Zoom and has been providing advice to their next generation.
Under-18s coach Alan Connell explained to the official Bournemouth website how players were tuning in to the calls to watch analysis of top clubs like Man City and Liverpool, so they are able to learn away from the pitch whilst under the current restrictions.
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is leading the race to land Lallana
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Connell said: “For the Liverpool analysis I contacted Adam Lallana and he was really happy to help out, he spoke really well to our players.