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Southampton defender Dejan Lovren says that he wants out of St. Marys and wants to complete a move to Liverpool FC.
The Croatian defender is Brendan Rodgers' number one defensive transfer target and last week the Reds had a bid of around £20m turned down by the Saints.
Lovren says he was not informed of that bid, and has told Southampton that amount should be more than enough to let him leave the south coast.
Lovren reportedly told Croatian website Sportske Novosti: "Liverpool sent a 20 million offer and they [Southampton] paid nine million for me, so they would've earned twice the amount.
"At this point, I don't know what I'll do and I don't like it. It was unbelievable that a few days ago I had an offer of 20 million pounds. It was in the morning and by the afternoon the club had said I was not for sale. Frankly, my head is already at Liverpool.
"Liverpool sent the offer and the club haven't informed me," he added.
"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."
Lovren, who played at the FIFA World Cup earlier this month, says Southampton are asking for £25m for his services and admits he would have considered staying at the club had they showed ambition and not sold their best players.
Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert have both completed moves to Anfield already and left-back Luke Shaw has completed a £27m move to Manchester United.
Southampton finished eighth last term and manager Pochettino moved to Tottenham shortly after the end of the season. Former chairman Cortese also left the club.
He added: "Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Only Real Madrid have as many fans around the world. The last time I played at Anfield, I got chills when I heard 'You'll Never Walk Alone.' I would like to listen to it all the time."