Twenty-six-year-old is contracted to St Mary’s until 2018.
Southampton captain Adam Lallana’s dream move to Merseyside giants Liverpool is in danger of collapsing due to the sell-on fee that was inserted in the midfielder’s contract when he first signed for the Saints, according to reports in the Daily Star.
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The newly capped England international is currently enjoying yet another fine campaign for the south coast club, so much so that the Reds have recently lodged a bid worth a reported £20m with the Saints for their star man.
However, Lallana’s hopes of being able to seal his dream switch to Anfield when the summer transfer window does finally reopen for business are now seemingly in danger due to the financial demands of League One outfit Bournemouth, where the player began his career.
As when Southampton lured Lallana to St Mary’s 12 years ago, the Cherries made sure that there was a sell-on clause inserted into the deal giving them 25 per cent of any transfer fee should the playmaker ever be sold by the Saints.
And as a result, it is that which is now holding up Lallana’s switch to Merseyside, with Southampton trying to push their asking price up even higher so as to take into account the money they will owe Bournemouth.
“A year or two ago we would have taken the first decent offer, but now we do not need to give up our inheritance. We have a rich chairman, Max Demin who will want all that is owed to us,” said a source at Dean Court.