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    SaintSherman wrote:
    With a further £20 million in the Southampton bank there is more then enough to replace Lovren. Despite the fact that the time is running out before the season starts it's vital to get in the right players for the right price.
    Every player is replaceable especially those with a poor attitude, we go again next season and with Koeman in charge I have full faith he can build a competitive team.
    Absolutely right Sherman!

    Those who are moaning about not being a selling club do not seem to understand the philosophy of football! There is NO way you can keep a player against his wishes. Suarez was an exception last season, but I think he knew he was on to a good think staying at Liverpool for another season - but he's gone now.

    Shaw, Lallana and Lovren clearly did not want to stay with us. They had heads and hearts turned in Brazil. As Ron says - we don't want players who do not wish to be here, so good riddance to them and thanks for their contributions in the past.

    I personally have faith in Ron and believe he is quietly going about his business for the sake of our great Club. Certainly I think we will find the initial few games of the season hard going, but I have faith that Ron will gell the players into a strong and formidable team in the longer term.

    Time to be positive, have faith everyone - good times will be back in abundance. Just give all the staff at SFC our support - players, manager and back room personal too."
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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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