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Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren has told Croatian media he wants to move to Liverpool, who offered £20m for the 25-year-old earlier this week.
The bid was rejected but Lovren said his "head is already at Liverpool".
Saints have seen Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw, plus manager Mauricio Pochettino, leave this summer.
Pochettino left to take over at Tottenham while chairman Nicola Cortese, who brought Lovren to St Mary's, left his post in January.
"When I decided to go to Southampton, many people were surprised, but I went because the people at the club had great ambition," said Lovren, who was part of the Croatia team that finished third in Group A at the World Cup in Brazil.
"The aim was to qualify for Europe, to get into the Europa League at least.
"It was because of that I'd agreed to sign for Southampton. When the chairman left, and Pochettino was going too as early as April, I realised things had fallen apart."
The defender said he was also upset by the way Southampton handled the Liverpool bid.
"Liverpool sent the offer and the club haven't informed me," he said.
"Not even about the subsequent Liverpool bids. That wasn't right.
"I found out about the bid from other people which disappointed me and I realised I've got no business staying at Southampton. Frankly, my head is already at Liverpool."
Lovren joined the Saints from Lyon for £8.5m last summer. He is currently 12 months into a four-year contract.