Report: Liverpool step up Adam Lallana pursuit

Southampton's English midfielder Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on December 22, 2013
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A report suggests that Liverpool will use striker Fabio Borini as a makeweight in their pursuit to land Adam Lallana from Southampton.

Liverpool are reportedly ready to use striker Fabio Borini as a makeweight in their pursuit of landing Southampton's Adam Lallana.

The Reds have been told that they must pay a large fee to capture the 26-year-old, with the St Mary's outfit said to be holding out for £30m.

A report in The Express claims that Liverpool have offered a fee of around £25m for the England international, while Borini could now also be included in that deal.

The Italian fell out of favour at Anfield after joining the club from Parma, but he impressed last season on loan at Sunderland.

Liverpool have already completed the capture of Rickie Lambert from Southampton this summer.

Adam Lallana (R) of Southampton celebrates with team-mate Jay Rodriguez of Southampton after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Fulham on February 1, 2014
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