ADAM Lallana is fast becoming the most wanted player in the Premier League.
The Southampton attacker has had a sensational season, forcing himself into England’s World Cup plans.
Once tracked by Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew – who worked with Lallana at Southampton – the player is now valued at around £25m.
And according to Goal.com, Chelsea and Liverpool are set to join Manchester United and Tottenham in the battle for the 25-year-old.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are plotting a £50m double move on Southampton for Lallana and left-back Luke Shaw, 18, according to Talksport.
Other transfer news:
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could be forced to sell wingers Oscar, 22, or Eden Hazard, 23, to fund summer bids for his top striker targets - Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, 25, and Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic, 27. Full story: Daily Mirror
Chelsea face a £10m bill to get striker Fernando Torres out of Stamford Bridge as the 30-year-old striker wants to be compensated if he has to take a cut to his £175,000-a-week salary. Full story: Daily Mail
Manchester City have entered the frame for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao - with director of football Txiki Begiristain believed to have met the 28-year-old and his agent. Full story: Manchester Evening News
And Man City are closing in on a deal for £20m-rated Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23. Full story: Daily Mail
Everton will beat Tottenham in the race to sign their on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, on a permanent deal from Chelsea, but only if the Merseyside club qualify for the Champions League. Full story: Daily Mirror
Chelsea have put a £25m price tag on Lukaku even though he has never scored for the club. Full story: Sun (subscription required)
Yevhen Konoplyanka’s English representative has fuelled speculation that Liverpool have renewed their interest in the 24-year-old Dnipro winger. Full story: Daily Mail
Swansea boss Garry Monk insists he has no intention of selling striker Wilfried Bony, 25, in the face of reported interest from Everton. Full story: Western Mail
Wolfsburg hope to persuade striker Ivica Olic, 34, to sign a new contract despite reported interest from Stoke City. Full story: Sky Sports