Liverpool set for £20m swoop for ex-Newcastle target

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ADAM Lallana is the man making the main transfer headlines this morning.

The England international was once a target for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew, who worked with the player at Southampton.

However, the Saints star looks set for a move to a Champions League side after a stunning season.

The Sun reports that Liverpool have made a £20m bid for 25-year-old midfielder Lallana, with Manchester United also interested.

Elsewhere, it’s reported that Ashley Cole is a man in demand.

Here’s a rundown of the main transfer stories:

Monaco are ready to offer Chelsea’s out-of-contract defender Ashley Cole, 33, a £12m two-year deal. Full story: Daily Express

But Manchester City have joined Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid in the chase to sign England full-back Cole. Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea and Manchester United face a huge summer battle if they are to convince Paris St-Germain to part with striker Edinson Cavani, 27. Full story: Metro

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is planning to release as many as seven players as he looks to strengthen his squad at the end of the season. Full story: Evening Standard

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, still does not know if he will return to Stamford Bridge after scoring 17 goals on loan at Everton this season. Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Liverpool’s Fabio Borini could stay at Sunderland on loan for another year. The 23-year-old forward also hopes his form with the Black Cats will be enough to earn a place in Italy’s World Cup squad. Full story: Daily Star

Fenerbahce defender Caner Erkin, 25, will stay at the Turkish club despite interest from Liverpool and Roma. Full story: Inside Futbol

Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, 37, is considering extending his stay at the Britannia Stadium by one more year. Full story: Stoke Sentinel