Date: 25th June 2019 at 7:59pm
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Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is prepared to allow five senior first-team players to leave St Mary’s this summer, according to The Telegraph.

The report suggests the Austrian wants to move players on to generate extra transfer funds.

Wesley Hoedt, Cedric Soares, Guido Carrillo, Sofiane Boufal and one of Fraser Forster or Alex McCarthy are all up for the chop as Hasenhuttl attempts to overhaul his squad.

The Austrian has already made his first signing for the club, having confirmed the capture of Moussa Djenepo. The Mali international was signed from Belgian side Standard Liege and according to a different report in The Telegraph, Southampton has also made a bid for Birmingham forward Che Adams.

That bid has not yet been accepted and the sacking of Garry Monk may have scuppered the deal and could mean Saints will be better to look for alternatives.

As Southampton look to revamp their team on the pitch, there has already been a big shake-up off it, with the club confirming changes in the boardroom.

Majority owner Jisheng Gao has been named as the new chairman, while former majority owner Katharina Liebherr has returned to the football board and Nelly Gao has joined Martin Semmens in becoming a vice-chair of the club.

 

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