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    Positively4thStreet wrote:
    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    Rising_Son wrote:
    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    jls217 wrote:
    Adam has been talismanic for us however if he wants to go we can either hardball him or agree to give him what he wants. Is he pro enough to just get on with the job in hand if we hardball him? Dunno.

    Apparently one is talking terms this weekend - I've been told who and to whom but I am praying it all turns out to be false and we can relax a little

    Worrying times ahead but Saints FC will still be there if all nine go - there will nine others coming in.
    Do you realise just how annoying your "I know something, but I am not telling" posts are? Pointless and a total waste of space, do you actually think we care about this rubbish? You obviously are just trolling to get a response, you have got one, now run away and play with your iPad.
    Calm down. It doesn't suit you.
    I know, but doesn't it get up your nose too? I have seen a list of Managers that might get the job, only one or maybe none of them will get the job. I have seen a long list of available players, we may get one or more of them, or maybe none? there are lots of good out of work trainers out there, we may get one or two of them, then again none of them may be picked. One thing for certain is the Christmas Day is on the 25th December this year, unless the World really is going to end.
    Maybe we should go for Nostradamus at Saint Remy then?
    I see no future in that!"
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Southampton Football Club to remain unmoved by Liverpool bid for captain Adam Lallana

Saints put Liverpool's Lallana ultimatum to the test

Saints put Liverpool's Lallana ultimatum to the test

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Southampton Football Club are to put Liverpool’s word to the test in a bid to hold on to their captain Adam Lallana.

It comes as the Saints captain and the rest of the England squad set off for Miami this afternoon.

The 26-year-old was picture on the plane sitting next to midfield Jack Wilshere on which the Arsenal player posted on the social network site Instagram, below.

Wilshere posted: "Me and Mr Lallana ready for a long flight!"

Basingstoke Gazette:

Liverpool had initially offered £20m for the 26-year-old, but were unable to convince Saints to sell for that amount.

Yesterday it was reported that they have now upped that offer to £25 million in a bid to convince Saints to sell.

The Anfield side are understood to have said that their latest approach is a final one, and have threatened to move onto other targets if the transfer is not concluded before the World Cup.

That is the same tactic they used to help push through a deal for Lallana's club and international teammate, Rickie Lambert, who is expected to complete his switch to Anfield on Monday.

But Saints look likely to hold off on any offer for Lallana before the World Cup.

The club feel they are in a stronger position when it comes to Lallana, and also Luke Shaw (below), with Manchester United making their own final push to sign the left-back before England depart for Brazil.

United have already offered £27m for the 18-year-old and are keen to wrap up a deal before anyone else can swoop in and hijack it, approaching Saints again yesterday to try and move things forward.

Basingstoke Gazette:

The club want to put transfer dealings on hold until a new manager is in place and the World Cup is over.

It is increasingly unlikely that either player will remain at the club this summer, but Saints feel under less pressure to deal with those matters quickly than they did with Lambert.

Even if they do feel a sale is inevitable, the club know that interest will not disappear and their values may even rise in Brazil.

When they reach Florida Roy Hodgson's squad will take part in a pre-World Cup training camp, before jetting off to South America next Sunday.

Hodgson has said he will allow clubs to send out staff to Florida to conduct medicals in the players' free time if absolutely necessary, but nothing will be allowed once England head to Brazil.

That leaves just a week for any transfers to be completed, although even once the squad depart today it will become increasingly difficult.

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