SAINTS will turn down all enquiries for talismanic striker Rickie Lambert during the current transfer window.

The 30-year-old goal ace – the club’s top scorer with eight Premier League goals this season and the second highest scoring Englishman in the top flight – has been linked with a move to West Ham.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is an admirer of Lambert, pictured left, having praised him during last season’s Championship run-in.

Bemoaning his club’s lack of goals, Allardyce said last March: “If we’d had Rickie Lambert in our team we’d have won the Championship already.”

But Saints boss Nigel Adkins is adamant Lambert will stay.

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