Liverpool star Adam Lallana is being tracked by European heavyweights Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, according to The Times.
What’s the story?
Sensationally, the England international has reportedly attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in the world due to his fine season so far.
The 28-year-old took time to settle at Anfield when he joined the club from Southampton in a rumoured £25m deal in the summer of 2014.
Some questioned whether he was worth the price tag, but under manager Jurgen Klopp, Lallana has begun to thrive.
The midfielder has scored seven goals and created seven assists in the Premier League so far this season.
The Times exclusively reports that Juventus, PSG and Spanish giants Barca are considering swoops for the player.
However, the publication claims that due to the wealth of talent within the teams, Lallana would not be deemed first choice, suggesting that he would spent quite a bit of time on the bench.
Why Liverpool need to keep him.
As mentioned, Lallana has become an influential player under Klopp this season.
He has developed his game and although predominantly right footed, the former Southampton man is comfortable and just as strong on his left.
Lallana has become so much of an important player to Liverpool that he was looked upon by a lot of fans as the team’s main man when Philippe Coutinho got injured in November.
However, the midfielder has not quite reached a level where he can win a game single-handedly – that was evident against the Saints in Wednesday night’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg at St Mary’s.
Nevertheless, Liverpool must do all they can to ensure that Lallana is not lured away by the foreign big boys, so qualifying for the Champions League would be a good way to do it.