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Roy Hodgson has warned England's World Cup camp will be a transfer no-go zone after Southampton pair Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw shot to the top of Liverpool and Manchester United's wanted lists last night.
Hodgson has banned agents from England's tournament base in Rio and the two warm-up camps in Portugal and Miami, and there will be no allowance for players to become involved in negotiations about moves no matter how huge and lucrative they may be.
Attacking midfielder Lallana, 26, is the subject of a £20million bid from Liverpool while teenage left-back Shaw is nearing a £27m move to Manchester United.
Saints have already rejected the bid for Lallana, but the player is keen on the move and negotiations could be lengthy.
Both were named in Hodgson's 23-man squad for the tournament yesterday, forcing the manager to address the question of whether they might be unsettled at the World Cup by the prospect of massive transfers back at home.
I am definitely not going to have agents swirling around or any cases of this or that player has got to leave the camp," he said. "I would expect the players to understand that.
"I am going to make it very clear to the players that England is England and your club is your club. The two are not married together. I think they are happy with that."