Date: 9th August 2018 at 3:39pm
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There’s little more than an hour and change left in the summer’s permanent transfer window and we’re well into deadline day and life has been quiet at Southampton.

There are a few stories doing the rounds though that are worth noting but it’s looking increasingly like manager Mark Hughes’ words about deadline day being a non-event for us, having done our business earlier in the window, looks likely to be true unless things spark into life now.

The long-running saga of Fulham’s interest in fullback Matt Targett continues with reports of a fresh offer of £15million. Southampton have rejected this offer also, even if it’s closer to the valuations fans would’ve wanted to see. Source.

With James Ward-Prowse linked with Watford, the Sun have now linked Burnley with an interest and suggest that both clubs are close to agreeing a £15million deal – which still seems pathetic in my mind – so hopefully there’s nothing in that one.

The Sportsman have us tentatively linked with Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck, who is apparently surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium. The 27-year-old does only have 12 months left on his contract so a deal could be done potentially but there’s no hard or fast information on this speculation.

Finally, Daily Mail journalist Mike Keegan has tweeted that we continue to have an interest in Liverpool striker Danny Ings, but we are yet to agree a fee for the player.

The fee spoken about remains in the region of £20million but we haven’t matched it yet.

Could be an interesting hour a bit…

 

3 Replies to “Another Bid Rejected, Striker Links Return – A Brief Southampton Deadline Day Round Up”

  • Did Saints board ever intend to buy another striker this summer? I don.t think so – it wasn’t in their thinking. If it had been they could have done it. no amount of lame excuses will convince fans otherwise.
    They are happy to continue with goalless long and off target Austin who is overrated. Just hope Gabby gets the chance to show what he can do otherwise it’s going to be a boring season with
    few goals to excite fans. Don’t the board realise this ??

  • My apologies -latest news suggests I could be wrong ! would still have preferred Wellbeck but happy to Ings a chance .

    • I’m really not sure how much of a goer Welbeck was given it was such a late addition as speculation, and at least from the bits I read the story seemed to come from the betting market rather than even usual agent leaks to try and garner interest.

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