Brighton winning the race to sign Liverpool star?
Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly regarded as the favourites to land the signature of Adam Lallana once his contract with Liverpool expires this month.
The England international has been with the Reds for the past six years, but he is scheduled to leave them on a free transfer following the final game of the season against Newcastle United.
A number of high-profile sides including Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City have been credited with an interest, but the Seagulls seem in the pole position to land him.
According to The Independent, Graham Potter's side are prepared to play a key role in furthering his tactical development and will hand Lallana with the captain's armband upon joining them.
Meanwhile, the 32-year-old is personally said to prefer a return to the South Coast, having started his career at Southampton, where he spent eight seasons between 2008 and 2014.
It will be interesting to see whether Lallana will make his farewell appearance during the Reds' final game of the Premier League campaign on Sunday. He has not played a single minute since the restart.