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Twente take no Tadic risk

FC Twente did not risk Southampton target Dusan Tadic in a friendly as he moves towards the exit door.

The Saints have agreed a fee with the Dutch club for the left winger, , with new manager Ronald Koeman targeting him as a replacement for Adam Lallana.

The 25-year-old has spent two seasons at the Enschede-based outfit but he played no part in a friendly against local amateur side vv Oldenzaal, with his move to St Mary's expected to go through within the next 72 hours.

Coach Alfred Schreuder told newspaper TC Tubantia: "Everyone knows he is close to an agreement.

"We don't want to take any risks with him at all."

Tadic has scored 28 goals in 66 appearances since moving to Twente from Eredivisie rivals Groningen.