Date: 17th July 2019 at 7:00am
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Mario Lemina will not be leaving Southampton for Manchester United, according to The Guardian.

They claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have no interest in signing the Gabon international.

Last week, talkSPORT suggested the 25-year-old is willing to move to Old Trafford or Arsenal.

But the newspaper insists Lemina’s name was erroneously linked to United in an attempt to attract offers from other clubs. They believe it is now unlikely Paul Pogba will move on, so they would have no need for the Southampton midfielder.

Lemina could find himself in a tough situation because the Manchester club distanced themselves from the player, whilst Arsenal have made no bid.

He was forced to stay at home while the club went to Austria for their pre-season training camp. It is believed Southampton are willing to sell him but want to recoup the money they paid Juventus for him.

Earlier this month, Tuttomercatoweb reported Serie A side Atalanta had offered a loan with an option to buy deal, but The Saints rejected it as they want to ship him out on a permanent basis.

Lemina has already given interviews this summer explaining he wants to leave the St. Mary’s for a new challenge, but if no bids materialise he may be forced to stay at the club and endure the anger of the fans.

 

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