Leicester city linked with Liverpool midfielder on a free transfer

Leicester City have made an approach to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana on a free transfer this summer, according to reports in England. 

The 31-year-old English international is out of contract this summer and does not look as though he will be offered an extension by the Reds. 

It is claimed that former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to be reunited with the England international at the King Power Stadium. 

Rodgers signed Lallana at Liverpool in 2014 for £25million from Southampton and the pair worked together until the Northern Irishman's sacking in October 2015. 

But after being a regular in the first team in his first three seasons at Anfield, the Englishman struggled for first-team chances later on due to injuries and increased competition for places. 

Although, Jurgen Klopp admires the attacking midfielder thanks to his experience and versatility, he is yet to offer him a new deal. 

It is believed that Lallana also wants to play on a regular basis and reckons that leaving Anfield is the only way to achieve that. 

Rodgers was asked about the possibility of linking up with Lallana again last week when the reports first circulated that Leicester were interested. 

Adam Lallana (Image Credits - The Liverpool Echo)

The Foxes boss said: "Adam's a fantastic player. Someone I brought into Liverpool and I've been aware of his talent since he was a young player at Southampton. 

"He's done brilliantly there and I'm sure he'll be weighing up his options but for us we don't need to speak about that now. 

"We've spoken about transfers all January and we don't need to talk about summer ones now but he's a top class player." 

London trio Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham are also in the hunt for Lallana, with the Foxes the most likely to be able to offer Champions League football next season. 

He won the competition with the Reds last term before adding the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup to his trophy cabinet. 

The midfielder is able to open negotiations and even sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs overseas now but Leicester will have to wait until the summer. 

Lallana has made 34 appearances for England, netting all three of his goals in the autumn of 2016 as he was named the Three Lions' player of the year.


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