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Koeman determined to keep Southampton squad together

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is determined to keep his squad together.

Defender Dejan Lovren continues to be heavily linked with a move to Liverpool while midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is also reported to be attracting interest from the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal.

"We said 'Okay, this is it, we are not a selling club'. The players have contracts. We don't sell any more players and we will try keep to that," Koeman said.

"We sold three players - that's good enough. That's good enough money. Now we will keep the rest and we will continue with what we did last season.

"That's what came out of last year - a great season and they played wonderful games.

"I know Liverpool have a lot of money and they will spend that money and maybe they want to buy a player from Southampton.

"But as manager of Southampton I have to do everything to keep those players. The final decision is with the board."

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