Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are considering a move in signing Liverpool target Adam Lallana in the summer, according to the Mirror.
The Southampton midfielder has been in impressive form this season, scoring nine goals and managing six assists in 33 league appearances. The 25-year-old has been on the Merseyside club's radar as Brendan Rodgers was keen on bringing him to Anfield.
The Mirror claims the Red Devils and the north London club are set to enter into a summer battle in signing the Premier League star at the end of the season.
Spurs manager Tim Sherwood had earlier admitted that he has handed the summer transfer list to the club chairman Daniel Levy.
The 45-year-old manager has set his sights on signing the Premier League players. It is believed that Lallana is among the list of players Sherwood needs at White Hart Lane for the next campaign.
Nevertheless, Sherwood's role at the club as Spurs manager beyond this season hangs in a balance. The north London side would still make an approach for the Southampton star irrespective of whether he is still in charge at the club.
United are also linked with a move in signing Southampton left-back Luke Shaw as Patrice Evra replacement. The Mirror reports David Moyes is targeting a double raid as he targets bringing the defender and Lallana to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.
With Spurs, United and Liverpool keen on signing Lallana, the England international could be set for a bidding war between three Premier League clubs in the summer. The midfielder could also be included in Roy Hodgson's squad for the summer World Cup in Brazil.
Meanwhile, Lallana has expressed his sorrow after his teammate Jay Rodriguez suffered a potentially serious injury during Southampton's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.
"We're all absolutely devastated for him – he's an unbelievable lad. He's proven this season what a player he is and he's got his rewards internationally," Lallana explained.
"We've all let him know how sorry we are for him, but there's nothing you can really say for him in this situation until he gets his scan and the exact diagnosis is known. It's absolutely gutting for him, but we'll just pray that the result of his scan is as good as it can be."ibg