It was understandable when many saw Southampton’s decision to dismiss Claude Puel as a shock at the end of the 2016/17 campaign. In the end it was the Frenchman’s inability to recreate the positive, attacking style of his predecessors, Pochettino and Koeman that saw him leave St.Mary’s. Mauricio Pellegrino arrived after an exceptional season with 

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Chelsea have been very interested in signing Virgil van Dijk. However, they do not want to anger Southampton with an aggressive tactic in the same way Liverpool did, which did not work out. The Blues are waiting it out as they check in with Van Dijk’s time and time again at St. Mary’s. Conte is 

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It was a move met with much derision when then Southampton Chairman Nicola Cortese sacked successful manager Nigel Adkins and replaced him with a little known Argentine named Mauricio Pochettino in January 2013 At the time it seemed quite an extraordinary move, particularly given that at that time Pochettino did not speak any English. The 

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Whilst it has not yet been made official, Claude Puel’s dismissal from his post as Southampton manager is the worst kept secret in football at this moment with the two parties believed to be negotiating a fair severance package after the Frenchman completed just one season in the Premier League. Those in power at St. 

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In official news, Southampton have signed Juventus defender Martin Caceres on a “short term deal”. The Uruguay international can play anywhere in defence and has played for the likes of Barcelona, Sevilla, and Villarreal. The 29 year old has been linked with several Premier League sides, particularly Liverpool. He should prove to be a useful 

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According to reports, Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini is closing in on a move to Southampton. The 25 year old Italy international has been heavily linked with the Premier League side this month and things are reportedly coming to a successful conclusion for the Saints. The agreed fee is reportedly valued at £14.9 million. As reported 

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According to reports, Ipswich Town have shown an interest in Southampton’s Lloyd Isgrove. The 24 year old midfielder has also been linked with a move to Barnsley. As reported by HITC: “Nonetheless, the lack of traction in the Watkins deal could have pushed McCarthy towards pursuing Lloyd Isgrove, one of many technically gifted Southampton graduates, 

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In official news, Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu has signed a new contract with the club. The 25 year old Spaniard signed on a new four-and-a-half year deal with the Saints. As reported by Eurosport: “Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2021, the Premier 

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In official news, West Ham have officially signed Jose Fonte from Southampton. The Portugal international signed on a two-and-a-half year deal with the transfer fee reportedly set at 8 million. As reported by The Star: “West Ham United have captured Portugal’s Euro 2016 winner Jose Fonte from Southampton on a 2-1/2-year contract for eight million 

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According to reports, West Ham are in talks with Southampton over signing Jose Fonte. The Portugal international defender recently submitted a transfer request and could be set to depart this window. As reported by Sky Sports: “West Ham are in advanced talks to sign defender Jose Fonte from Southampton, according to Sky sources. The Portugal 

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According to BBC, Liverpool have set out-of-favor defender Mamadou Sakho’s transfer value at £20 million. The France international has been heavily linked with a move to Southampton during the current transfer window. As reported by BBC: “Liverpool will demand £20m for defender Mamadou Sakho if he moves during the January transfer window. Galatasaray and Sevilla 

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According to the latest reports, Southampton are eyeing a move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho. Sakho has been cast aside by manager Klopp and has made only five appearances for the club this season. As reported by the Daily Express: “The France international has been cast aside by Jurgen Klopp ever since he was sent 

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According to Southampton’s director Les Reed, club skipper Jose Fonte has submitted a request to leave the Saints. As reported by ESPN FC: “Fonte, 33, who was a target of Manchester United and Arsenal last summer, has 18 months left to run on his current Saints deal. The Portugal international denied speculation last month that 

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According to the Daily Mirror, Southampton are considering launching a bid worth £17 million to sign Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini. As reported by the Mirror: “Puel believes Gabbiadini can answer Saints’ striker crisis after seeing top-scorer Charlie Austin ruled out for several months by a dislocated shoulder. In Austin’s absence, Saints have lost three Premier 

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Southampton are fast becoming a quite extraordinary football club. Summer after summer, the Saints feel inclined to sell their best players for substantially large transfer fees, and in the process, weaken a side that has spent considerable efforts enhancing its potential. Yet it seems like the norm now that the club exceeds expectations during their 

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Southampton have officially completed the signing of striker Sofiane Boufal from French side Lille, the club announced on Thursday. The transfer has cost the Saints a whopping £21 million, surpassing the £15 million paid for Dani Osvaldo in the summer of 2013 to become the most expensive signing to ever grace St. Mary’s. Of the 

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After wrapping up the transfer of Granit Xhaka in late May, Arsenal zeroed in on Jamie Vardy and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. However, Manchester United’s spending capacity and the Vardy’s commitment to Leicester City coupled with injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista ensured signing a defender became Arsenal’s priority this summer. Despite the Gunners scouting truckloads 

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