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  • "Well if Mr Reed was currently in charge of Southampton Port Authority there would not be a cruise ship docking in Southampton as Liverpool Docks would have picked up all the cruise business.
    Gordon Brown sold all the gold off at a knock down price and I now feel Saints have rolled over and sold quality players at knock down prices.
    Why has all of this business been conducted to one club,who has been the main instigator of the exodus to Pool .
    We talk about this being good financial business but it will not seem so good if Christmas arrives and we are in the bottom three(I am not predicting that will be the scenario) where will we find players in January to stop the rot should it happen.
    On the positive side Ron may have realised what a decent Squad he has on board and can work with and be a breath of fresh air within this league of over bloated players who feel the are worth more than they really are.
    Mr Reed leave the communication regarding players to big Ron because at least he told us the truth that he did not wish to work with players who did not want to play for the Saints."
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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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