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  • "DE how much is those scousers and manks slipping you to keep this regurgitating news in the spot light day in day out and in doing so add to any unnecessary pressure!

    Question your local club is? Question to your individual reporters, which team do you actually support. Their first or second team?

    This story like many others is not new, and in fact you have already covered it so many time before!

    Point one Liverpool have said final offer! So let see if they are true words spoken. As scousers and as they lie as an art, probably not!

    Point two, why should Liverpool or any other club tell us what to do? It is time for this new board, as did NC did and tell them what to do!! Think small DE, you are small!

    Point three Liverpool are not only to trying to get a better price. They are just trying to grab England players so history shows they are from their club in the history books! Like Lambert will be now! What ever Saints have done for them individually!! ( this take into account their individual skill and talent they have / developed!) Take note New Board that to sell a club in many markets, you have to have England players in our team...Southampton FC! China for example will only be interested in clubs with England international players! If you have none, they don't recognise you and will not have any desire to! Simple and possibly stupid, but true? Our only following from China are students who study in Southampton! New board the market places out there look to England players, and Lallana success out their would bring millions upon millions into the club! It will not only be his silky skills he already showing, but if he lets rip a blistering goal on the WORLD STAGE then money and attentions would be on Southampton FC simple as!

    Point four, any high calibre manager coming in, will without doubt and one hundred percent would block anymore potential sales!!! Think about it. Why would any high calibre manager come in an say yeah don't need / like Lallana, and yes Shaw is ten a dozen! Of cause he will not, and why would he start a job looking to replace these straight away! It does not make one ounce of sense!,

    Point five, why DE have Southampton FC new board need to test any team? Liverpool has said final, then let them look elsewhere and keep to their word's / fret. The new board is not here to look after Liverpool or any other club! They here to look after Southampton FC and take Southampton FC into Europe and above! They can't fail to see that it is no decisions to make, and that to archive success they have to keep our best players for Southampton FC and our new high calibre manager to do this!!"
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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

First published in Football
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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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