Southampton are prepared to listen to offers for World Cup stars Morgan Schneidrlin and Dejan Lovren despite also sanctioning the sales of Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana over the last 48 hours, according to The Mirror.
Shaw agreed a four-year deal with Manchester United yesterday in a move worth an initial £27m to Saints, while Lallana was at Liverpool's Melwood training ground last night for a medical ahead of a £25m switch to Anfield, although 25% of that transfer fee will go to Bournemouth rather than Ronald Koeman's side.
Koeman has barley been in the job a fortnight but was made well aware of the way Saints want to operate this summer, which despite leaving fans gutted to lose a string of the top players which led them to eighth in the Premier League last season will provide them with around £100m to rebuild under the Dutchman.
Where next for Lovren?
Liverpool have already moved to take two Southampton players in the last month, but despite Lallana being on the verge of joining Rickie Lambert on Merseyside Reds boss Brendan Rodgers also wants Lovren.
The Croatian international produced a string of commanding performances in his debut Premier League campaign at St Mary's last season, but that has only served to alert Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur to his quality and the possibility of a £16m deal.
Lovren has finished his World Cup commitment to Croatia and after a holiday will want to sort out questions marks over his future quickly, but the Reds have been the most pro-active side in this summer's transfer market and are in pole position to swoop.
Magic Morgan also on the move?
Saints fans will desperately hope that losing so many of their favourite first-team regulars means there's room to keep midfield general Morgan Schneiderlin, but sadly if the right offer comes in he also could be sold to a direct Premier League rival.
Schneiderlin has been most strongly linked with a move to Arsenal and Arsene Wenger has kept a close check on his progress throughout four years in English football, which has allowed the tough-tackling star to rise from League One to a place in France's squad for the World Cup.
Wenger is in Brazil and watched Schneiderlin produce an assured display for Les Blues against Ecuador on Wednesday night in person, but both Arsenal and Saints supporters will have to play a frustrating waiting game on any progress surrounding this deal while the South American showpiece rumbles on.
Saints owner Katharina Liebherr believes that with Koeman able to reinvest funds recouped and a new generation of academy starlets ready to perform the club can keep progressing, but that may now be without more than half of the brilliant side Mauricio Pochettino put together over the last 18 months.
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