Adam Lallana to Liverpool: Tottenham 'pull out of the running' for Southampton midfielder as Saints hold key to his future following final £25m Liverpool offer

Liverpool's move for Lallana has stalled in recent days but midfielder will not follow Mauricio Pochettino to White Hart Lane

Tottenham will not make a move for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, leaving the door open to Liverpool to sign the England international despite their £25m move stalling in recent days.

A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old with Liverpool and Spurs the frontrunners, but Sky Sports are reporting that the north London side have pulled out of the race to sign the highly-rated Lallana.

Despite the Reds making their intentions clear with an early move for Lallana, the appointment of former Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino as Tom Sherwood’s replacement in the White Hart Lane dugout led to the belief that the Argentine could move to ensure Lallana followed him to the capital.

But reports suggest that Spurs will not make a move having spent over £100m last summer, and that now leaves Liverpool in the driver’s seat to land the Saints captain should they agree a fee with Saints.


It is believed that Liverpool, who already have a strong England core in the form of Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Jon Flanagan, have made an improved final offer for Lallana thought to be around the £25m mark. Should the Saints hierarchy reject the offer, the Premier League runners-up are unlikely to make another offer.

The news comes after Rickie Lambert all but sealed his £4m plus add-ons switch to Liverpool, with an official announcement expected to come early this week. The striker, who will join Lallana in Brazil later this month for England’s World Cup campaign after the pair flew out to Miami yesterday as part of Roy Hodgson’s squad, could both ply their trade at Anfield next season.

Read more: Liverpool make 'final offer' for Lallana
Lambert undergoes Liverpool medical

Having started last season as a potential squad player for England, Lallana now looks a certainty to be in Hodgson’s starting line-up, and he impressed once more in his 73 minute appearance in the 3-0 win over Peru on Friday night.

But the fear over his move to Merseyside lies in the fact that Southampton want around £30m for his services, given that they must pay his former side Bournemouth a sizeable fee should they sell him.

Barn owls are among species that could be affected
charity appeal
Sarah Silverman (middle) with sister Reform Rabbi Susan Silverman (right) and sister actress Laura Silverman (left) at Jerusalem's Western Wall for feminist Hanuka candle-lighting ceremony
peopleControversial comedian stages pro-equality Hanukkah lighting during a protest at Jerusalem's Wailing Wall
Arts and Entertainment
The Bach Choir has been crowned the inaugural winner of Sky Arts’ show The Great Culture Quiz
arts + ents140-year-old choir declared winner of Sky Arts' 'The Great Culture Quiz'
After another poor series in Sri Lanka, Alastair Cook claimed all players go through a lean period
cricketEoin Morgan reportedly to take over ODI captaincy
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas