Everton are among a number of clubs keen on signing Liverpool midfielder, Adam Lallana this summer, while West Ham, Arsenal, and Leicester all remain interested.
According to a report from the Daily Star, Lallana is set to be a man in-demand this summer.
It is widely-expected that Liverpool will allow Lallana to leave the club. Despite having the option to extend his deal by another year, Jurgen Klopp is expected to let the England international leave.
The 32-year-old has been plagued by injuries in recent years. A former Southampton player, Lallana has managed just a handful of starts this season under Klopp.
And Merseyside rivals Everton are thought to be keen to strikes a deal for the trickster. However, the report claims Brendan Rodgers and Leicester may have the edge.
Having signed Lallana for Liverpool back in 2015, Rodgers is keen to reunite with the midfielder. It’s also likely that the Foxes can offer Champions League football next season to the England man.
One stumbling block for all interested parties could be Lallana’s wages. £100k-a-week is the figure being touted by the Daily Star.
Not worth it for those wages but otherwise a good player when fit – TBR View
Realistically, no club is going to be offering Adam Lallana £100k-a-week this summer. The current and expected market won’t allow it. Furthermore, his injuries have seen his value plummet.
Clubs simply can’t risk paying huge contracts to players who may not be fit.
Aside from that, though, Lallana is a fine midfielder when on his game. At 32, he’s now experienced enough to make that move to a so-called ‘lesser club’.
If the likes of Everton and Leicester can bring his wages down, then they might just be snapping up a bargain.