Sell-on clause could derail Manchester United chase for Southampton star

Manchester United have been told that the signing of Southampton’s Adam Lallana won’t come cheap, as his former club Bournemouth are owed 25 percent of the transfer fee, Mirror reports.

United’s coaching team, including manager David Moyes, were seen at Villa Park scouting Lallana as well as teenager Luke Shaw in the Saint’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.

The Red Devils have been linked with a £30m for Shaw these past few months, but it looks like Moyes is also looking at Lallana, who earned his first cap with England after earning rave reviews this season.

But any bid for the 25-year-old will need to take into account that a quarter of the transfer fee will be payed to Bournemouth, where Lallana spent 10 years as an academy player.

They have already received £18,000 from compensation, but if Lallana was to move on then a further 25 percent will be given due to a sell-on clause.

This could potentially scupper negotiations if the United board are unwillingly to pay over his market value, with other world class players like Paris Saint Germain’s Edison Cavani and Barcelona’s Pedro also linked to Old Trafford.