Leicester look set to be in a battle with Serie A outfit Lazio in their bid to sign Liverpool playmaker Adam Lallana this summer.
That’s according to Italian Sports Journalist Nicolò Schira, who claims that the Rome-based outfit are trying to tempt the 31-year-old to Italy.
Lallana is expected to move on this summer, with his contract expiring at the end of June, despite having an option for a further year.
However, it would appear that the Reds do not seem keen on extending his stay at the club, despite comments from Jurgen Klopp that he would like the former Southampton star to remain at Anfield.
Lallana joined Liverpool from Saints in 2014 for a fee of £25m, however, a string of injuries has meant that the playmaker has failed to live up to his full potential.
And according to Schira, Lazio view Lallana as a creative replacement for former Reds winger Luis Alberto – who is viewed as a very similar player but is currently on the sidelines with injury.
Lazio have had great success in signing Liverpool players in recent years – with both Luis Alberto and Lucas Leiva signing for small fees and turning into key performers for Simone Inzaghi’s men.
However, it would appear that Leicester remain favourites to keep the player in the Premier League.
Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers was the man who brought Lallana to Liverpool six years ago, although he has admitted that no talks have yet taken place over a free transfer move for the England man.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have been lifted in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho after transfer expert Duncan Castles’ latest claims over the Borussia Dortmund winger.
The 19-year-old has blossomed in Germany and is now a full England international with 11 caps and destined for a place in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.
The attacker has scored 13 goals this season with 14 assists from his 21 Bundesliga appearances, on the back of 13 goals and 19 assists last season for BVB.
The winger has regularly been linked with moves to both United, Liverpool and Chelsea and those reports look set to up a notch after Sky in Germany went big on claims that Sancho will leave Dortmund this summer. Read more…