Leicester City have offered a long-term contract to exit-bound Liverpool midfield Adam Lallana, Football Insider understands.
The midfielder is available on a free transfer from the end of June and may even leave days after the Premier League is due to resume.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Leicester head the queue of clubs trying to sign Lallana when the next transfer window opens.
They have offered him a lucrative long-term deal as Brendan Rodgers looks to reunite with the player he took to Anfield in 2014.
Ex-Leicester coach Kevin Phillips told Football Insider earlier this week he’s convinced Lallana will snub other clubs to sign for Leicester.
Top sides in Italy and Spain, as well as Premier League big guns Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham and Burnley are also keen on the England international.
But Leicester are in pole position as things stand amid doubts over whether he will remain at Liverpool beyond the 30 June expiry of his contract.
There is a seven-day window beginning on 23 June for Premier League clubs to extend deals for out-of-contract players.
But Jurgen Klopp’s side may have secured the league title before the end of next month and may not be keen to extend the contract of a departing player amid football’s straitened finances.
Klopp has spoken gushingly of Lallana in the past, hailing him as a “pure joy to watch” and “incredible” a year ago as he worked his way back to full fitness.
Lallana has stayed fit in this campaign but has made just three Premier League starts among his 22 appearances in all competitions.
He has made 178 appearances in six seasons for the club, scoring 22 times and providing 22 assists.
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