Southampton skipper Adam Lallana doesn't mind transfer speculation.

Lallana has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool this week.

He told the Daily Echo: "I echo what the manager has said - it's a good thing.

"People say about how well we've done this season and the recognition for the youth team and the lads coming through and with that success will bring rumours and the top teams in Europe looking at our players.

"It only means good things. It means we are doing well and doing the right things well.

"The youth policy and the structure here is probably what teams look at and, if they can't produce them themselves, they are going to want to come and get them from teams that do. "It's a bit of a strange one, but that's what happens when you have success."