Liverpool table ‘take it or leave it’ £25m bid for Southampton captain Adam Lallana [Guardian & Express]

Liverpool have upped the ante in their bid to sign Southampton captain Adam Lallana.

Several of today’s papers report that the Reds have tabled a fresh £25m bid for Lallana in an attempt to break the impasse, with the Saints said to be holding out on £30m.

With several clubs in for the half Spaniard-English internationl, the Guardian make clear that the player’s preference is to join Liverpool.

Now the Reds play the waiting game and test Southampton’s resolve…

The Express also run the story on their backpage today, while adding that Lambert’s signature should be wrapped up today.

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