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    M Clarke wrote:
    So Lovren who likes singing You,ll never walk alone has finally got his wish. I've never known a summer like this with our best players all wanting to leave and still believe the hand of Cortese or MP could be unsettling the players. I agree with RK that we only want players who want to play for us but we do need to get some quality reinforcements in soon or we will have a team of complete strangers for the first match against Liverpool which I would dearly love to win. So come on Saints. We have the money so cheer us up with some good news for a change.
    wow are you still blind to the fact that Cortese was holding the thing together?!? You have a comic book view of him arching his fingers and putting all his energy in destroying what he worked hard to create. The only person I can see unsettling our players is Brendon Rogers and Arsen Wenger.
    BTW I also think that the current board will come good. Next year is going to be tough. But if we get trough it we will have the foundations of something new and possibly better"
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Fee of £20m agreed between Southampton and Liverpool for Dejan Lovren

Lovren fee of £20m agreed between Saints and Liverpool

Lovren fee of £20m agreed between Saints and Liverpool

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Liverpool have agreed a fee believed to be in the region of £20m for Saints defender Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian centre half has long been angling for a move to Anfield, after the Premier League runner-ups' interest in him was revealed.

At one point, he even threatened to not return to Staplewood following the World Cup in a bid to force through the move to Liverpool.

Manger Ronald Koeman said last week that he was prepared to let Lovren go if the Reds met Saints' asking price, as he did not want players at Southampton who did not want to be there.

He will be the third Southampton player to swap the South Coast for the North West this summer, following in the footsteps of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

In total, Liverpool have paid Saints around £49m for the three players, which is half of the total outlay Brendan Rodgers has put on seven new signings.

Lovren joined Saints from French side Lyon for a fee of £8.5m last summer.

It is understood he will undergo a medical tomorrow before finalising the move.

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