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Liverpool & Saints agree Lambert fee






Southampton and England striker
Rickie Lambert will have a medical
at Liverpool on Saturday after the
clubs agreed a fee of about £4m
plus add-ons.
The Liverpool-born forward will sign
a two-year deal at the club where
he spent five years as a youth
player.
The 32-year-old has two years left
on his Southampton contract.
Lambert, who is in the England
squad for Friday's World Cup warm-
up match against Peru at Wembley,
will fly to Miami with England on
Sunday.
He scored 14 goals in 39 games this
season, and has 117 in 235
appearances since joining
Southampton from Bristol Rovers in
2009.
Southampton turned down one offer
from Liverpool for Lambert, having
rejected a similar bid from West
Ham in January.
There has been interest in Lambert
from other clubs, but it is
understood he was only considering
Liverpool.
Saints, without a manager following
Mauricio Pochettino's move to
Tottenham, decided they would not
stand in Lambert's way if they
received an acceptable offer.
Liverpool remain in talks with
Southampton over England
midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, and
Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 24.
They have also made an enquiry for
Sevilla full-back Alberto Moreno, 21,
and said they are willing to pay as
much as £16m for the player.
Saints have turned down one offer
for Lallana and will resume talks
with Manchester United on Friday
over the sale of left-back Luke
Shaw.
Southampton are under no financial
pressure to sell and are determined
not to be forced into sanctioning
deals by suitors keen to make
signings before the World Cup in
Brazil.










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Posted By bobricky On 03:22 Fri, 30 May 2014

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