KEY POINTS

  • Brighton and Burnley are interested in signing Adam Lallana
  • They will have to compete with Leicester City for the same
  • Lallana is set to leave Liverpool at the end of this season as a free agent

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana, who was heavily linked with a move to Leicester City this summer, was reportedly being chased by other Premier League clubs as well.

Lallana is set to leave the Anfield side as a free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season. Ever since Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said the 32-year-old midfielder would not feature for the club again this season to avoid getting injured and ruining his chances of a summer transfer, several clubs have shown interest in acquiring the player’s services ahead of the 2020-21 season.

According to a report in Football Insider, Burnley and Brighton are the latest clubs to have approached Liverpool for Lallana's deal ahead of the upcoming transfer market. The two clubs are understood to be competing with Leicester City in the race to sign Lallana. 

Given Lallana’s relationship with Leicester’s current boss Brendan Rodgers, who had signed the player at Liverpool in 2014, the Foxes are understood to be in pole position to sign the midfielder, who has scored 22 goals in 178 appearances for the Reds.

Lallana has played a part in Klopp’s era that has witnessed Liverpool win their maiden Premier League title, their sixth Champions League trophy, their first-ever FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup trophy.

"It is clear Adam will leave the club in the summer, if the summer ever starts. I already miss everything about him. In this moment he is still here but we will miss him. He is one of the most influential players on the training quality I have ever had in my life. He is an incredible professional. But now we have a difficult situation and I will respect Adam a lot," Klopp said in a recent interview.

Lallana has played 34 competitive matches for England since his debut 2013 and has netted three goals for the "Three Lions".

Klopp hailed Lallana saying the Englishman was one of the most influential players on the training quality he had ever seen in his life.

"He is an incredible professional. So, he is one of the most important players of the time since I am here, so I wish him only the best for the future. From my point of view, he is already a legend here, so he can become a legend somewhere else from next season on," added Klopp in the same interview.