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    circa 66 saint wrote:
    Rising_Son wrote:
    buckie wrote:
    Has any-one read the tweets by Adam Blackmore regarding Lallana? ive just read them i can see the boards ppoint of view but i can also see Lallanas point of view the scouse have made a offer which the board has in my opinion rejected but here is the point how i can see it from lals point of view what has he given us 8 to 10 years good service and the board has supposedly rejected phone calls form our captain to discuss his transfer that to me is childish and showing a lack of respect to a great club servant if he doesn't go is he going to really motivated to play well for us even though he is on a long term contract ? difficult situation that i hope can be resolved to everyones benefit if lallana goes which i believe he will i hope we screw the scouse for every last penny and we get ENGLISH players not cheap foreign imports with no affiliation for the club whatever happens it will be interesting COYS
    If he really wants to go, he should do the right thing and put in a transfer request.
    And pay the % owed to the b,mouth, that now would show how much champions league football means to him .
    Might also teach him the lesson that if he has no intention of seeing through the end of a contract no matter what then he shouldn't be signing one in the first place.

    Unless the sums add up for Saints - he should do his duty which is to see through his contract to the best of his ability.

    Or are we just being old-fashioned in asking people to honour their commitments?"
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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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