Chelsea FC Transfer News: Blues in Pole Position to Land Southampton Rising Star
By Mark Wayne Eubank | April 4, 2014 11:37 PM EST
Chelsea are understood to be in pole position to land Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana in the upcoming transfer window.
The England international is on his way to a culminate an impressive Premier League season attracting not only top English clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham, but as well national team manager Roy Hodgson.
Chelsea are in pole position to sign Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana
The 25-year-old has featured as a starter 33 times for the Saints in all competitions, contributing 10 goals and 8 assists, while appearing as a substitute in England's most recent friendly against Denmark that ended in a 1-0 victory in favour of the Three Lions.
Meanwhile, Chelsea, who are expected to be undergoing a squad overhaul after this season, will be the most attractive destination for Lallana because of their capability to offer luxurious wages aside from a seemingly guaranteed Champions League participation.
The Merseysiders can't match the west Londoner's economic strength, once they flex their financial muscles, while the Red Devils must win it all in Europe this year to qualify for the next term, and the Spurs are currently sitting on sixth place, 8 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who occupies the final Champions League slot.
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