Bristol Rovers’ director of football Lennie Lawrence says he has not received any “concrete offer” from Saints for midfield Chris Lines.

The 24-year-old has been linked with a January move to St Mary’s with his contract set to expire in the summer.

And speculation has intensified after Alan Pardew revealed Saints have made initial offers for two players.

But Lawrence insists Rovers are still hopeful of tying up an extended contract for Lines to stay with Rovers and that his club haven’t received firm offers for him yet.

Full story in today’s Southern Daily Echo.