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Spurs not planning Lallana bid

Tottenham are not planning on making any bids for Southampton's Adam Lallana, according to Sky sources.

The 26-year-old forward has been the subject of a 25m bid from Liverpool and further, serious interest from a number of other Premier League clubs.

After Mauricio Pochettino left Southampton to become Tottenham's new manager last week, Spurs were predicted to move for the Saints' player of the season.

But Tottenham, who have a plethora of attacking talent after spending over 100million on new players last summer, are not interested in the England international.

Southampton rejected a 20m bid from Liverpool earlier this month, but have since returned with what Sky Sports News understands to be their final offer.

It is believed Liverpool are determined to tie up a deal for Lallana before he flies out to Miami with the England World Cup on Sunday night.

Should they do so, they would land their second Southampton player in two days, after tying up the transfer of Rickie Lambert on Saturday.

Striker Lambert is expected to be confirmed as a Liverpool player on Monday after travelling to Merseyside following England's friendly win over Peru on Friday night. He underwent a successful medical on Saturday morning.

Lallana, meanwhile, impressed in his 73 minutes in that game and looks increasingly likely to cement a starting spot in Roy Hodgson's side for tournament in Brazil.

Lallana has made over 200 appearances for Southampton, scoring 48 goals, after joining the club as a trainee from Bournemouth in 2000.