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RUMOUR MILL, July 2 - Saints offer £8.7m for Serbian ace Dusan Tadic
Updated 4:17pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014 in Sport
SAINTS are reported to have bid £8.7m for Dutch League star Dusan Tadic.
The attacking midfielder was fourth top scorer in the Erevidisie last season with 16 goals - two of which were scored in FC Twente's 4-1 caning of Ronald Koeman's Feyenoord.
In addition, the Serbian international was top of the list for most assists - 14.
Tadic is seen as an ideal replacement for Adam Lallana, as he can play on the left side of midfield.
Saints are also reported to have failed in a £5m bid for Koeman's former Feyenoord striker Graziono Pelle.
The Italian was second top scorer in the Dutch League last season with 23 goals.
The previous season, 2012/13, he was again second top scorer with 27 strikes - only beaten by Wilfreid Bony, then of Vitesse Arnham prior to his move to Swansea.