Striker Rickie Lambert has written a letter to Southampton fans thanking them for their support during his time at the club.
The Three Lions boss has largely rewarded Premier League form in a youthful-looking squad for the tournament in Brazil. See the full squad:
A disappointing afternoon for Southampton in their Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Love the Saints new home kit. Hopefully Liverpool don't buy it. #TheStripesAreBack
Southampton FC have revealed their new kit for the start of the 2014/15 season, and the stripes are back!
The former Southampton FC player, Adam Lallana, has paid for a full page advertisement in his local paper to thank Saints for all their support when he was at the club. The player completed a £25 million move to Liverpool yesterday.
He thanked fans for all their encouragement during his 14 years at the club.
The fee received for Adam Lallana will allow the club to further develop the first-team squad for the 2014/2015 season. #saintsfc
And I wish you all the best in the future
Also a massive thank you to everyone at @southamptonfc including players , staff and fans. Loved every minute of my time there
Delighted to have signed for @manutd ! Looking forward to the future, thank you to all the fans for your nice messages ?
Saints say Shaw will 'carry forward our top-class pedigree' as his completes his move to Manchester United.
Southampton Football Club released a statement on their website this afternoon.
– Executive Director Les Reed
While we are sad to see Luke depart the club, we fought to ensure that we got the right deal for a player in whom we have invested a great deal of work over the past decade. Luke joined us at the age of eight, and our academy staff and coaches have helped him to progress into a top-class player. He will leave our club and carry forward our top-class pedigree, as others have done before. This deal is a good one for Southampton Football Club, and hopefully sends a clear message to other clubs wishing to bid for our players.”