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    de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
    saint Gaz45 wrote:
    All that has come out of SFC is lies..lies..and more lies...Poch happy with club and ongoing talks..preparing for next season and pre-season...no players are leaving...We are not a selling club...all money from sales will be reinvested back in the 1st team...Lovern is going nowhere..Lallana is not leaving....Luke Shaw is not leaving...oh and there are 22 backroom staff constantly looking at new players and their profiles..so any players that have come or rumoured to come are all through Koeman..so what are those so called 22 staff really doing..nothing that I can see...there wont be a firesale...no what is this then...LIES...LIES..


    and more LIES..how can we ever trust the SFC board...I dont thats for sure.
    poch told the club he was happy and was preparing for pre-season whilst all the time knowing he wanted out. how have the club lied? they can only have lied if they knew the truth but he didn't tell them!
    they never said no players are leaving, look back over the statements. no players will leave without the managers agreement, no players will leave unless its in the best interests of the club. where have they lied? surely getting above market value for players who said they were prepared to go on strike is in the best interests of the club!
    how do you know how many people are working away in the background? have you been to the club and counted? NC started this scouting department, as it is now, so was he lying? maybe the scouts have given the manager a list of players to pick from that included the players we re rumoured to be after.
    firesale `a sale of goods or assets at a very low price, typically when the seller is facing bankruptcy.` we are selling above market value not at a very low price and we aren't facing bankruptcy. if you want to see a firesale look what happened to poopey in their prem relegation and champ relegation seasons!
    I cant tell you to trust the board but I can say that they haven't lied in the manner you have stated!
    Agree 100% with de Heiligen paard 101. The fact that you had a -12 rating when I wrote this, shows that there are lot of so-called Saints fans out there who will blindly blame the board for anything and everything. As I keep having to repeat, they are doing great job under very difficult circumstances. Those same fans will quieten down when they see the high quality and exciting team we will turn out against Liverpool with a load of new signings."
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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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