Southampton Rumors & News

  • Premier League breaks spending record with £870 million - Deloitte

    ESPN FC "The Premier League has broken its spending record for the summer transfer window, going from £835 million last year to £870m, according to financial analysts Deloitte. Manchester City led the way and set a new record for a single club with spending of around £160m on three of the top five deals..." September 02

  • Southampton say Sadio Mane 'not for sale' after Man Utd bid

    ESPN FC "Southampton have maintained that midfielder Sadio Mane is not for sale, after sources told ESPN FC that Manchester United made a bid last week. Mane, 24, cost Southampton £11.8 million when he joined from Salzburg last summer and his form last season -- when he scored 11 goals in 35 games --..." August 19

  • NBC retains U.S. Premier League TV rights for six more seasons

    Sporting News "American soccer fans can get comfortable turning to NBC's networks for Premier League coverage. NBC Sports Group has reached a six-year extension of its rights to broadcast Premier League games in the U.S., the network announced Monday. The network is in the third and final season of its..." August 10

  • Manchester United head back to Southampton to get Morgan Schneiderlin deal done before US pre-season tour

    Daily Mail "Manchester United have re-entered into negotiations with Southampton over Morgan Schneiderlin. Sportsmail understands a representative of the Old Trafford club travelled to the south coast on Wednesday in a bid to thrash out a deal for the France international. United are thought to have..." July 09

  • Toby Alderweireld signs for Spurs for on five-year deal as Southampton consider making official complaint to FIFA

    Daily Mail "Toby Alderweireld has completed his controversial switch to Tottenham with the defender joining from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal for a fee of £11.5million. Spurs announced the deal on their Twitter account on Wednesday morning despite Southampton's attempts to lodge a complaint with..." July 08

  • Manchester United to improve offer for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin

    The Guardian "Manchester United are poised to make a second bid for Morgan Schneiderlin after Southampton rejected an opening offer of around £20m for the midfielder. Louis van Gaal is keen to add the Frenchman to his squad before the club fly out for the summer tour of the United States on 13 July. That..." July 04

  • Liverpool to finalise swoop for Man Utd target Nathaniel Clyne as Saints land replacement

    The Express "Portugal international Soares, 23, will move to St Mary’s in the next 24 hours in a switch worth around £3.5million after Southampton beat off competition from Stoke. Soares will join former Sporting Lisbon team-mate Jose Fonte on the south coast. Liverpool will now step up their bid for..." June 17

  • Manchester United target Morgan Schneiderlin ‘wants transfer to Old Trafford’

    Metro "Manchester United target Morgan Schneiderlin reportedly wants a transfer to Old Trafford. The Southampton midfielder looks set to snub Arsenal, and is pushing for a move to Premier League rivals United, according to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook. " June 17

  • Southampton closing in on $8 million Spanish international Juanmi

    Pro Soccer Talk "Young Spanish forward Juan Miguel Jimenez Lopez — Juanmi to you and I — is close to joining Southampton according to numerous reports. Juanmi, 22, has a release clause of $8 million and it is believed he was in Southampton on Monday with his agent to try and tie up the deal. Saints boss..." June 16

  • Southampton eye Sporting Lisbon defender Cedric Soares as replacement for Nathaniel Clyne

    Daily Mail "Southampton are ready to rival Stoke City for Sporting Lisbon defender Cedric Soares. Ronald Koeman wanted cover at right-back but Liverpool's ongoing interest in Nathaniel Clyne has accelerated his need to line up someone who could go straight into the first team. Stoke have offered..." June 10

  • Liverpool and Man United target Nathaniel Clyne discusses HUGE summer

    The Express "The Southampton right-back is likely to win fifth cap when England face the Republic of Ireland on Sunday in a friendly in Dublin. The Three Lions then face Slovenia the following week in a qualifier. At the halfway point in Group E England lead Slovenia by six points and would all but..." June 04

  • Morgan Schneiderlin confirms he’s in transfer talks amid reports of agreeing terms with Arsenal

    Metro "Morgan Schneiderlin has confirmed he’s in talks to join a new club after admitting he will be leaving Southampton. Schneiderlin has been one of the Premier League’s most consistent performers in the last 18 months, and has been linked with Arsenal. " May 26

  • Tottenham prepare bid for Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool target

    The Express "Southampton are desperate to keep Schneiderlin at St Mary's but the France international has stalled on signing a new deal. The 25-year-old, who has two years left on his contact at Southampton, has been offered £60,000-a-week to stay on the south coast – a contract that would make him the..." May 20

  • Liverpool ‘line up transfer of Southampton captain Jose Fonte’

    Metro "Liverpool are ready to sign Southampton captain Jose Fonte, according to reports. The Portugal ace has been one of the stars of the Premier League season, turning in a number of consistent displays. And reports say Brendan Rodgers is keen on bringing Fonte to Anfield, with Liverpool keen on..." May 14

  • Jay Rodriguez signs new four-year Southampton deal after injury lay-off

    The Express "Rodriguez has been out of action since last April after suffering a cruciate knee ligament against Manchester City. And despite the injury, the Saints ace has been the subject of intense speculation over a move away from St Mary's with Tottenham and Arsenal both interested. However,..." May 13

  • Ronald Koeman confident Jay Rodriguez will REJECT £15m Arsenal and Liverpool bids

    The Express "The 25-year-old has been out of action for over a year with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, but that has not prevented speculation mounting over his future. Rodriguez only has a season left on his contract and there have been suggestions that a summer move could be on the..." May 07

  • Manchester United transfer target Nathaniel Clyne happy to stay at Southampton

    Daily Mail "Nathaniel Clyne says he is 'happy to stay at Southampton' despite Manchester United's interest of securing a big-money summer move for the right back. The 24-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, with talks over a new deal currently at an impasse. Ahead of..." May 05

  • Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin going NOWHERE - Southampton chief

    The Express "The Saints are braced for a barrage of transfer offers for Frenchman Schneiderlin and star forward Jay Rodriguez. Arsenal are known suitors of Schneiderlin and are expected to lead the race for his signature once the transfer window opens. But Reed has spoken out to quieten reports of a..." April 28

  • Manchester City told target Jay Rodriguez will cost in excess of £20million this summer

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City will have to spend in excess of £20m to land Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, report the Manchester Evening News. The England international is one of a clutch of home grown players being monitored by the Premier League champions ahead of a summer of change at the..." April 22

  • Nathaniel Clyne's £17m move to Man Utd CONFIRMED ahead of summer window

    The Express "That is according to Daily Mirror journalist David McDonnell, who made the claim on the Red Devils' official TV channel. He said on MUTV: "From what I'm told, it's a done deal." The Saints are understood to want at least £17million for the newly-capped England international, with some..." April 16

  • Man United will offer Chicharito to Southampton to sign Clyne - sources

    ESPN FC "Manchester United will offer Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez to Southampton in a bid to try and beat Chelsea to the signing of highly-rated right-back Nathaniel Clyne, sources have told ESPN FC. Clyne, 24, has long been an Old Trafford target, and he has repeatedly turned down offers of a..." April 14

  • Manchester United transfer target Nathaniel Clyne could leave Southampton, says boss Ronald Koeman

    Metro "Manchester United transfer target Nathaniel Clyne could be set for a move to Old Trafford, after Southampton boss Ronald Koeman admitted they will have to battle to keep him. The right-back has been in imperious form for the Saints, who sit seventh in the Premier League, and is reportedly being..." April 10

  • Southampton join chase for Manchester United outcast Javier Hernandez ahead of summer swoop

    Daily Mirror "Southampton have joined the chase for Real Madrid misfit Javier Hernandez. The Mexico international, on loan from Manchester United, has spoken of his frustration at not playing regularly at the Bernabeu, Hernandez has also admitted to his confidence being "left in tatters" because of his lack..." April 02

  • Barclays will not renew £40m-a-year Premier League sponsorship when current deal expires

    Daily Mail "Premier League sponsors Barclays will not renew their £40million-a-year deal when the current agreement expires at the end of the 2015-16 season. The bank agreed a £120m three-year deal in 2012 for the present rights - an increase of almost 50 per cent on their previous £82m contract. But..." March 30

  • Report: Man United target Nathaniel Clyne won’t decide his future until summer

    Pro Soccer Talk "Even before receiving his third England cap on Friday, Nathaniel Clyne has been a man in demand for months now, as the 23-year-old Soutampton right back has long been rumored a transfer target of Manchester United. According to ESPN UK sources, Clyne has not only turned down a lucrative..." March 30

  • Southampton posts first profit since administration

    Pro Soccer Talk "It continues to be a season of good news and change at St. Mary’s, and that was no different with today’s news. For the first time since tumbling into League One and entering administration in 2009, Southampton has posted a profit, and a mighty one at that. In today’s world, any club in the..." March 30

  • Premier League clubs to share £1billion of TV money with lower leagues

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League has agreed to filter £1billion of its new bumper domestic TV deal outside the top flight from next year. The 20 top-flight clubs have pledged to share 20 per cent of the mammoth £5.1billion domestic rights package announced last month. The money will be filtered down to..." March 27

  • Morgan Schneiderlin may leave Southampton if top-four bid fails

    Sky Sports "Morgan Schneiderlin has reiterated his desire to leave Southampton this summer if they do not qualify for the Champions League. The France international had looked set for a move away from St Mary's last summer when he was strongly linked with Tottenham, only for the club to refuse to let him..." March 26

  • Southampton’s Fraser Forster faces year out with knee injury

    The Guardian "Fraser Forster is facing up to a year on the sidelines after surgery to repair damage to his left patellar tendon, an absence that will have serious implications for Southampton and England. The goalkeeper, who has enjoyed a fine first full campaign in the Premier League following last summer’s..." March 26

  • Arsenal set to push through Morgan Schneiderlin transfer, terms agreed

    Metro "Arsenal are ready to push through the signing of Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in the summer. The Gunners have been tracking Schneiderlin for the last three transfer windows, with Arsene Wenger known to be a huge fan. Schneiderlin is keen to move for Champions League football,..." March 01

  • Manchester United target Nathaniel Clyne REJECTS new deal at Southampton

    The Express "United are hopeful they can prise the 23-year-old away from the south coast and will continue their pursuit once the transfer window re-opens in July. Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is a big admirer of the in-demand right-back and according to the Daily Mirror, Clyne is keen on the move to Old..." February 26

  • Adam Lallana: I miss playing for Southampton

    Daily Star "Liverpool's £25m summer signing faces his old club this weekend and admits he expects a bit of a rough ride from Saints fans. He's opened up about some of the dealings behind his transfer from the South Coast to Merseyside but insists he never put in a transfer request or threatened to go on..." February 19

  • James Ward-Prowse signs new five-and-a-half year deal at Southampton after standout season

    Daily Mirror "James Ward-Prowse has been rewarded for his impressive form for Southampton by being given a new long-term contract. The academy graduate will remain at St. Mary's until the end of the 2019/20 season, after proving to be a key figure in the Saints line-up since his introduction to the..." January 30

  • Manchester United targeting Nathaniel Clyne to bolster defence, sources say

    ESPN FC "Manchester United will attempt to prise right-back Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton in this transfer window, and sources say the club still want to make two signings in January, despite Louis van Gaal playing down all transfer speculation on Friday. United's transfer plans have altered..." January 17

  • Maya Yoshida signs new three-year contract to keep him at Southampton until 2018

    Daily Mail "Japan defender Maya Yoshida has agreed a new three-year contract at Southampton, the club have announced. The 26-year-old has been with Southampton since August 2012, making 60 appearances and scoring three goals. Yoshida, who can play at right-back as well as in the centre, has now joined up..." January 02

  • Southampton sign Werder Bremen star Eljero Elia on loan until end of the season

    Daily Mail "Southampton have confirmed the signing of Werder Bremen winger Eljero Elia on loan until the end of the campaign. The Dutch international will officially join Saints on January 3 with a view to a permanent transfer next summer, the club revealed in a statement on their website. The Saints..." December 24

  • Arsenal set to make £15m transfer offer to finally sign Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin

    Metro "Arsenal are set to make a £15million bid to finally sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in January, according to reports. Schneiderlin has been a long-term target for the Gunners and Arsene Wenger apparently tried to land him over the summer, along with Tottenham. " December 04

  • Southampton must invest in January transfer window to build a top four squad

    Metro "Southampton lost last night. Fair and square. Undeserved perhaps, but ultimately fair. I am confident in saying that, because thankfully it wasn’t one of the referee’s hideous decisions that resulted in the winning goal. The official’s performance was beyond poor and though I would never accuse..." December 04

  • Report: Dutch star Dirk Kuyt heading to Southampton

    Pro Soccer Talk "Southampton’s Dutch manager could be adding a fellow countryman to his playing staff at St Mary’s. According to reports on Thursday from multiple UK outlets including The Sun, Daily Mirror and others, Fenerbache winger Dirk Kuyt could be on his way back to the Premier League to sign with Ronald..." October 23

  • Premier League to expand global reach, may add fixtures in America

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League and its clubs have continued to examine the possibility of adding matches overseas in the United States. The aim to hold a 39th round of contests at different places across the globe was denied six years ago by FIFA and other domestic officials, but an interest in completing..." October 08

  • Southampton £11.8m winger Sadio Mane to make debut at Arsenal after obtaining work permit

    The Express "Mane is still awaiting his Saints debut after joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg in an £11.8m deal, but will not feature against Swansea on Saturday. Koeman said: "Yesterday I got the message everything is done. The work permission is okay. "He is flying back today and he will arrive..." September 18

  • Why Southampton’s transfer window was surprisingly successful

    Metro "If someone had said to me after Southampton had sold over £90 million worth of players that our transfer window would work out well, I wouldn’t have believed them. But that is exactly what happened. At the time of the departure of Calum Chambers to Arsenal, there was a great deal of discontent..." September 04

  • Shane Long set for Southampton move as Hull accept £12million bid for striker

    Daily Mail "Southampton have had a £12million accepted for Hull City striker Shane Long. Manager Ronald Koeman wants a proven Premier League performer to support Graziano Pelle and the Republic of Ireland international Long has been recommended by Southampton scouts. Long only joined Hull last January..." August 13

  • Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin hands in transfer request

    Sky Sports "Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has handed in a transfer request, according to Sky sources. The 24-year-old France international posted a tweet on Tuesday that suggested he was unhappy to be told his future lay at St Mary's, and he has followed that up with an official transfer..." July 30

  • Southampton chairman claims club will reinvest $165M in this transfer window

    Pro Soccer Talk "Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger claims that “every penny” of the club’s summer transfer sales will be made available to manager Ronald Koeman to rebuild the team before the close of the transfer window. “Our summer activity is definitely not a fire sale, every penny of that will be up for..." July 29

  • Southampton target Serbia international Tosic to replace Shaw

    Daily Mail "Southampton are looking at Serbian left-back Dusko Tosic from Turkish club Genclerbirligi as their replacement for Luke Shaw following his move to Manchester United. Tosic, 29, had brief spells for QPR and Portsmouth and was named in the Turkish League’s all-star team last season...." July 20

  • Southampton seal $17 million deal for Serbian star Dusan Tadic

    Pro Soccer Talk "The exodus has finally stopped at St. Mary’s Stadium. Now the influx can begin. Southampton’s new manager Ronald Koeman has signed his first player as Saints boss, as 25-year-old Serbian playmaker Dusan Tadic has arrived for a reported $17 million from FC Twente. Tadic has dazzled as a..." July 08

  • Tottenham Launch £15m Deal to Sign Southampton Centre-Back Dejan Lovren

    Caught Off Side "Tottenham are ready to table a £15m bid for Southampton defender Dejan Lovren according to the Metro. Former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to solidify the leaky White Hart Lane defence he has inherited and a move for rock solid Croatian Lovren makes a great deal of sense, though..." June 21

  • Adam Lallana move IN DOUBT as Liverpool eye Hoffenheim star Roberto Firmino

    The Express "According to reports CEO Ian Ayre will fly to Germany next week in a bid to trash out a deal with the Bundesliga club for the £20m rated Firmino. The 22-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder fits the bill for Brendan Rodgers as he can fill a number of attacking positions. He emerged last..." June 14

  • Jay Rodriguez fears Southampton side could be dismantled

    The Guardian "The Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez admits the club have lost a “great manager” when Mauricio Pochettino left St Mary’s in May to take the vacant post at Tottenham on a five-year-contract. The Argentinean guided Southampton to a club-record eighth-placed finish in the Premier League last..." June 12