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 he had rejected a new contract from Southampton and said that the club had told him he would not be offered a new deal.
However, Reed has since said that Fonte was offered fresh terms by Southampton but he chose to knock them back in hope of moving on.
“He’s had several opportunities to improve the contract situation. He’s reserved his right not to do that,” Reed told BBC Radio Solent. “He’s made it very clear he would like to explore the opportunities for a transfer.
“That’s where we are at the moment, Jose wants to leave the club. He’s formally asked for a transfer.”
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