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Lallana hasn't heard from Koeman

ESPN staff
June 18, 2014
Adam Lallana is the subject of interest from Liverpool © Getty Images

Adam Lallana has revealed he hasn't heard from new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman with his future at the club still far from certain.

Lallana is the subject of interest from Liverpool, who are believed to have submitted a £25 million bid for the midfielder's services with Southampton demanding a £30m transfer fee.

However Mauricio Pochettino, whom Koeman succeeded at St Mary's, is reportedly keen to try and lure his former Southampton captain to Tottenham, and Lallana admitted he has been in touch to wish Pochettino good luck at White Hart Lane.

"Obviously, I was disappointed the manager left last season," Lallana told the BBC. "He had a massive part to play in the season and on me as an individual.

"I have not spoken to the new manager yet but have spoken to Mauricio and wished him all the best at Tottenham. He is a great signing for them but I am looking forward to getting back and speaking to the new manager."

Meanwhile, Lallana has been told by executive director Les Reed he should give more service to Southampton with the club claiming they deserve credit for the player he has become.

Lallana, who rose through the academy ranks at Southampton, has admitted he felt a sense of obligation to stay with the club when they were languishing outside the top-flight and in financial turmoil with players not being paid.

Asked if he felt like he had missed the boat when he saw the likes of Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leave in big-money moves to the Premier League, Lallana said: "No, not really. I felt they had the X factor at a young age, something different, and I felt like I owed it to the club to stay.

"I had been with them from a young age and have risen with the club through the divisions and we have complemented each other."

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