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Ronald Koeman has insisted that Southampton have no intention of selling Dejan Lovren or Morgan Schneiderlin, despite speculation linking the pair with summer moves.
Southampton recently rejected a 20 million pound Liverpool bid for Lovren, while Schneiderlin has been regularly linked with Tottenham and Arsenal.
However, new Saints boss Koeman said that after selling Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw, he was not planning for any more departures.
"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 money. Now we will keep the rest and we will continue with what we did last season.
"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."
Lovren had spoken in the Croatian press about his desire to move to Anfield, saying he was concerned that Southampton were showing a lack of ambition, but is due to return to the south coast on Sunday.
Koeman said: "I spoke to Dejan twice and he was very clear about his situation. I want to keep all the good players - I want to keep Dejan in the team because he is an important player.
"We have to do what the best is for the club. He has a contract, he has to come back this Sunday but I don't know what will happen after this. It's football and there is a lot of movement, but first of all we like to keep all that information in the club and not in the press.
"That was not a good thing from his side - I wasn't happy with his comments in the press. That is not good for the club, for the rest of the players or for himself, and we will speak about whether to fine him or not."