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    knuckle dragger wrote:
    costa gaz wrote:
    All the hatred and bile directed at our departing players is playing straight in the hands of our inept board.
    Ask your self why the exodus.... one reason : low PL wages.

    Other clubs are investing in quality players, improving their squads.
    Our board is penny pinching, selling the family silver and buying copper/brass replacements and hoping it'll be just as valuable.

    If I was a shareholder I'd be over the moon, but it would only be a short term investment as the board seem to be only looking short term imho.
    Do you want Saints to go in to administration again???
    The only way we will go into admin is if we overspend, at the moment we are under-spending.
    The lack of investment in fees and wages could, quite easily, result in relegation, which could cause a lot of financial woe.

    It's a tough call for the board, speculate to accumulate, or try to survive by treading water."
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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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