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Saints Tracking Red Bull Salzburg Star - Southampton News Saints have history with Red Bull Salzburg having signed Sadio Mane from them back in 2014 and also playing a pre season game there the following year, they could be shopping there again.

Bednarek's Poland beaten by Senegal Senegal top Group H after 2-1 victory over Poland in opening fixture.

Yoshida makes history MAYA Yoshida experienced World Cup finals victory for the first time as Japan defeated Colombia in an emotional and historic 2-1 group-stage…

Yoshida's Japan come out on top Japan open their World Cup account with victory over 10-man Colombia.

Southampton reportedly chasing Club Brugge striker The 23-year-old can play as an out-and-out front man or on his wing and it's his versatility which has increased his popularity amongst interested parties.

Yoshida and Bednarek begin World Cup bids Group H commences with both Japan and Poland in competition today.

Saints Interested In Jack Wilshere - Southampton News Mark Hughes has reportably turned his attention to Jack Wilshere in the latest name to be linked with a move to St Mary's. Saints are looking at bringing in Jack Wilshere with the Arsenal midfielder being out of contract this summer and available on a free transfer.

Saints enter race to sign Gunners star Wilshere will be available on a free transfer at the end of the month and looks certain to walk away for nothing as new Gunners boss Unai Emery failed to offer him any assurances over the amount of action he will get next season.

Saints star not feeling World Cup pressure The 22-year-old Saints centre-back is expected to be named in Adam Nawalka's starting line-up for Poland's upcoming Group H clash with Senegal on Tuesday in Moscow.

Saints set to miss out on Maddison SAINTS are set to miss out on Norwich attacking midfielder James Maddison after the 21-year-old picked Premier League rivals Leicester City over…

2017/18 The Post Mortem Part 4 - Southampton News As we get to the business end of our end of season review we take a look at perhaps the most key area of a football team the manager.

Saints May Lose Out To Leicester On Maddison - Southampton News On Saturday agreed a fee with Norwich City for James Maddison, but the Canaries also agreed a deal with Leicester City leaving the player to decide, it looks like he may prefer the East Midlands. Several media outlets are reporting that James Maddison has opted to join Leicester City over Saints in what would be a £20 million transfer.

Forster can put pressure on undisputed first-choice McCarthy FORMER Saints goalkeeper Paul Jones is looking forward to the competition between Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy between the sticks next…

Saints want £20million midfielder but will have to move fast Reports over the weekend suggested that Saints were frontrunners to do a deal for the talented star, but it has also been claimed that Leicester have stolen a march by offering £20million.

Radhi Jaidi: England can't be complacent against Tunisia England should be wary of complacency against Tunisia, warns the African side's former captain.

GOSSIP: Saints and Leicester after James Maddison SAINTS are reported to be vying with former manager Claude Puel in a battle to sign Norwich City’s James Maddison.

Tadić opens World Cup account with victory Serbia seal a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in opening Group E clash.

Leicester and Southampton make £20m bids for Norwich’s James Maddison Everton appeared to have been ambushed after Leicester and Southampton made opening bids for James Maddison.

Tadić set for Costa Rica opener Serbia kick off Group E with afternoon clash against Costa Rica.

The Ugly Inside TV ! New Kit Launch Reaction - Southampton News Nick and Freddie take a look at the new Saints kits released on Saturday and give their verdicts, do you agree with them. Get two free £10 bets on Southampton v Burnley by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.

Southampton lead £20m chase for Norwich midfielder James Maddison The 21-year-old is valued at £20million by the Carrow Road club and has been pursued by a number of clubs but Southampton are understood to be closer to meeting Norwich's valuation.

Norwich Accept Saints Bid - Southampton News Norwich City are being reported this evening as having accepted a bid for James Maddison, could this be the first signing of the summer.

REVEALED: Saints unveil new kits - which include return to club's iconic striped shirt SAINTS have announced a return to the club's iconic red and white stripes ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

Saints launch new kit SAINTS have launched their new kits for 2018/19 today, revealing a home shirt with red and white stripes and a crowd-pleaser yellow and blue…

Yoshida to use Saints struggles to boost Japan The defender was part of the Saints' successful relegation fight but it could have been an entirely different story, with his side failing to build any momentum under Mauricio Pellegrino.

Saints Announce Home Friendlies - Southampton News Saints have announced a pair of pre season friendlies against foreign opposition at St Mary's with season ticket holders getting in free to both games. The statement from the club reads as follows.

Saints confirm home pre-season games Season Ticket holders to get free entry for clashes with Celta Vigo and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Saints set for two home friendlies SAINTS will host Celta Vigo and Borussia Mönchengladbach in friendly matches this summer - with free entry to both games available for 2018/19…

Saints eye Jullien but two other PL clubs linked The Sun claim Saints are keen on the 6ft 4in tall defender, who helped Toulouse secured their Ligue 1 status last term after a play-off. But Mark Hughes will have to battle it out with Burnley's Sean Dyche and Palace's Roy Hodgson for the signature of Paris-born Jullien.

Saints Interested In Defender Who Has Rejected Ajax - Southampton News Saints are said to be interested in a French Central defender who is reported to have turned down the Dutch side preferring the Premier League.

2017/18 The Post Mortem Part 3 - Southampton News In the third part we take a look at bad luck, lapses in concentration, late goals and poor refereeing decisions in a season that had more than their fair share.

Saints must learn lessons and make a flying start SAINTS must learn from the lessons of last season and capitalise on a favourable early fixture list in 2018/19.

Saints arrange Derby friendly Saints will face Frank Lampard's Championship side in pre-season.

Southampton: Saints announce friendly with Derby County Now permanent Southampton manager Mark Hughes will take his side to the Midlands after returning from China, where they are due to play two games over a two-week stay. The first match of their plans is a clash with Schalke 04 on Thursday 5th July before they meet Jiangsu Suning six days later on Wednesday 11th.

Saints book in another pre-season friendly SAINTS will travel to Championship side Derby County for a pre-season friendly on Saturday, July 21.

Saints defender deserves World Cup spot - Hughes The 22-year-old joined Southampton last summer from Lech Poznan in his homeland but found first - team opportunities hard to come by. He ended the campaign with just five Premier League appearances and his involvement at the World Cup with Poland looked in doubt.

Saints Opener With Burnley Could Be Changed To The Sunday - Southampton News It is highly unlikely to be selected for TV coverage, but Saints opening Premier League fixture against Burnley could still be moved to the Sunday anyway. Saints could be forced to postpone the opening game of the 2018/19 Premier League season due to Burnley's possible participation in the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League.

Saints Linked with Columbian Striker - Southampton News Saints are being linked with Columbian striker Duvan Zapata, according to reports in Italy, but are they accurate of is it agent talk ?

French duo ready to offer Saints winger escape route The former Lille forward has previously indicated he could be tempted to move back to France this off-season having missed out on the chance to go to the World Cup with Morocco after being put out in the cold by boss Mark Hughes for the final six weeks of last season.

2018/19 Premier League fixtures Saints confirmed against Burnley at St Mary's on the opening day of new season.

Saints quartet in World Cup action Find out when Saints' four representatives play at Russia 2018.

Southampton: Saints to host Burnley on opening day of 2018/19 season The Saints will begin their campaign with a home game against Burnley - Sean Dyche's side may of finished seventh last time out but Southampton proved they could go toe-to-toe with the Clarets having lost 1-0 and drawn 1-1 in the two fixtures last season.

Southampton to welcome Burnley in opener as 2018/19 fixtures are revealed Southampton will begin the 2018/19 Premier League season with a home game against Burnley after the fixture list was released. The Saints then face a trip to Everton before hosting Leicester at St Mary's. Mark Hughes' men will welcome West Ham on Boxing Day before heading to Chelsea on New Year's Day.

Premier League 2018-19: The complete list of fixtures The Premier League fixtures for 2018-19 have been released ahead of the new campaign. Find out who your team will be taking on and when all of the key dates are.

Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Man City visit Arsenal on opening weekend Champions Manchester City will travel to Arsenal on the opening day of the new Premier League season.

Southampton fixtures Premier League 2018-19: Southampton will open their season against Burnley at St Mary's on August 11. Mark Hughes will be desperate for his side to start the campaign well, even more so given their tough December.

2018/19 Saints Fixture List Released - Southampton News Saints kick off with a home game against Burnley and end with a another home game against Huddersfield, but who do they have inbetween. After hosting Burnley Saints then travel to Everton and follow that with a home game against Leicester and a trip to Crystal Palace in what is a fairly average start to the season.

Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Manchester City start at Arsenal Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defence at the Emirates in Unai Emery’s first competitive match as Arsenal manager.

FIXTURES: Southampton's 2018/19 fixtures revealed SAINTS will play Burnley at St Mary's on the opening day of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

Saints set to discover who's up first when fixture list released later this morning SAINTS will find out later this morning who they will face first as they look to get the 2018/19 Premier League campaign off to a flying start.

Bednarek's waiting game pays off JAN Bednarek has flown in the face of adversity and proven himself – now he's set to be at the heart of Poland’s World Cup campaign.

Saints set to miss out on strike target Alcacer is expected to exit Camp Nou this summer after a frustrating spell with the Catalan giants. The 24-year-old joined the club from Valencia in the summer of 2016 but has been unable to secure regular football and Barca are willing to sell.

2017/18 The Post Mortem Part 2 - Southampton News In the second part of the series we take a look at the theory that our transfer dealings and a lack of investment in the squad over the past two seasons has been the root cause of last season.

Twitter laughs at Liverpool's new away kit Liverpool have unveiled their away kit for the 2018-19 season and it's horrific! Labeled as "deep violet" and "vicious cactus", the away kit has not been welcomed by a majority of the fans. The same colors were last used by the Merseyside club for the 2012-13 campaign's third kit.

Saints weigh up move for Celtic ace but face competition Reports north of the border claim that three English Premier League clubs, one of them Saints, are in for the 26-year-old, who helped Celtic complete the domestic treble for the second consecutive year this past season.

Saints will be in transition SAINTS legend Paul Jones believes the club maybe entering a period of transition with patience needed as Mark Hughes shapes his side.

Hughes delighted Southampton gamble paid off The Saints took the decision to hand the Welshman the reins on March 14 after a run of one win in 17 Premier League matches under Mauricio Pellegrino, leaving them in serious danger of dropping out of the top flight.

Real Madrid Appoint Julen Lopetegui Spain national team coach, Julen Lopetegui has been appointed by Real Madrid as their new manager. The 51-year-old will take charge at the club after the FIFA World Cup. He is a former player and the B team manager for the Los Blancos. He made just 1 appearance for the senior side and managed Real Madrid in the 2008/09 season.

Hughes Glad He Took The Risk - Southampton News Mark Hughes has spoken about how it was a big risk to him to come to Saints but he is glad that he took it ! Speaking on the club's official website Hughes has talked about how he came to join the club, the motional ties he had to him that drew him back and the decisions he had to take and why he is glad he did.

Southampton star Manolo Gabbiadini seen texting for 'up to 10 seconds' The Southampton and Italy striker was spotted texting on his phone for 'up to 10 seconds' while driving in the second lane of the M27 near junction three in Hampshire.

Gabbiadini happy with Saints will not return to Italy Manolo Gabbiadini's agent insists the striker is happy at Southampton and does not see him returning to play in Italy any time soon. The Italy international hit-man joined the Saints from Napoli in January 2017 and scored six goals from 12 appearances in all competitions during his first five months at the club.

2017/18 The Post Mortem Part 1 - Southampton News In the first part of our look back at last season we take a look at the culpability of the owner and board for what almost turned out to be a total disaster.

Bookies Say Saints Wont Have Another Relegation Battle - Southampton News It was a bad season for Saints but the bookies don't think that Saints will be relegated next year according to the early odds for next season.

Messi comments on Griezmann to Barcelona rumours Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona rumors have been running around for months now. The Atletico Madrid star has a €100 million release clause in his contract and the Catalan side are keen on activating it. Lionel Messi was speaking to SPORT when he spoke about the French striker.

Saints at the World Cup SAINTS men Jan Bednarek, Dusan Tadic and Cedric Soares will make their World Cup finals debuts in Russia.

Saints Favourites To Sign Central Defender - Southampton News Saints are the bookies favourites to sign Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson according to the bookies, and Leeds will be relieved.

Hughes delighted he took on "high risk" Saints job Boss reflects on tricky position he inherited back in March.

'New' Saints shirts leaked online SOCIAL media has been awash with images of leaked Saints shirts, rumoured to be next season's new home and away tops.

Will Hughes hand Boufal a second chance? SOFIANE Boufal’s future at Saints is far from clear but there is scope for Mark Hughes to hand the one-time club-record signing another chance…

Saints star wants more unity in squad Yoshida played the full 90 minutes as the Samurai Blue lost 2-0 to Switzerland in Lugano on Friday, a result which followed back-to-back friendly losses to Ukraine and Ghana.

Old Boy Hughes Could Look To Barcelona Striker - Southampton News Mark Hughes could be looking to raid his old club Barcelona this summer which will see a little bit of deja vu in the situation for the Saints manager.

Promoted teams in profile: Fulham Get to know Premier League newcomers Fulham.

Saints Could Raid Celtic Again ! - Southampton News Saints could be about to shop in Glasgow again after Celtic deciding to cut their losses and run on a player that Saints tried to sign last summer.

Saints linked with bid to bring midfielder back south Saints boss Mark Hughes is pushing ahead with his recruitment plans this summer, and if reports are to be believed, Schneiderlin is high on his wanted list. The Frenchman was once one of the most highly-rated midfielders in the Premier League, form which led to Manchester United snapping him up from Saints for a big fee.

Promoted teams in profile: Cardiff City Get to know Premier League newcomers Cardiff.

Tadić helps Serbia sign off with success Saints playmaker gets an assist in 5-1 win over Bolivia.

Napoli set sights on Southampton star as alternative to Arsenal target Torreira As per a report from Italian outlet the Gazzetta Dello Sport, Napoli are considering a move for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina.

Tadić set to round off World Cup preparations Serbia face Bolivia in final warm-up for Russia showpiece.

Bertrand believes England omission was a mistake Ryan Bertrand thinks his omission from England's World Cup squad was "an oversight" by manager Gareth Southgate. The Southampton left-back did not make the final 23 for the tournament in Russia, which starts next week.

Lawrie: Low England expectations but hope Southgate succeeds At this time of the year the sports media are usually getting involved in Test matches, golf tournaments and have an eye on Wimbledon, but every…

Southampton: Saints U23s to join Celtic and Marseille at pre-season tournament As announced by South Shields FC themselves, a youthful Southampton side will join Under-23s teams from Celtic and Marseille for the three day event. South Shields' senior team make up the four team line-up.

Saints at the World Cup: Bednarek Everything you need to know about Jan's World Cup hopes with Poland.

Croatian right-back admits Saints want him The 23-year-old Croatian started 34 Danish Super League games last season and scored four times as FCN finished third and qualified for Europe. Primarily a right-back, Bartolec can also play as a right winger and was the subject of interest from Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb and French outfit Nantes in the January transfer window.

Saints to have mid-season break from 2019 A two-week Premier League mid-season player break has been approved to start from the 2019-20 season, the Football Association has announced.

South Shields FC to host Celtic, Southampton and Marseille - here's how you can watch it South Shields are to host a prestigious pre-season tournament as they prepare for the new Evo-Stik Northern Premier League season. European giants Marseille and Celtic and Premier League club Southampton will all take part in the South Shields FC International Tournament that will take place at Mariners Park on the last weekend of July.

Hughes wants front foot football Saints boss on reinforcing his attacking beliefs.

Positive attitude key to Hughes' Southampton plans One of the main issues the Welshman had to deal with when taking charge at St Mary's in March was improving a goal-shy attack and he was quick to make sure his new team took the game to the opposition.

Saints defensive duo set for World Cup warm-up matches Japan and Poland continue finals preparation.

Liverpool Not Interested In McCarthy - Southampton News Any talk of Liverpool making a bid for Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy are way off the mark according to reports from Merseyside.

Hughes will raid Stoke KEVIN Keegan wouldn’t be surprised to see Mark Hughes raid former club Stoke in the transfer market this summer.

Ben Gibson attracting interest from Premier League clubs The 25-year-old had a disappointing end to the season as his club missed out on promotion via the play-offs. Manager Tony Pulis is open to offloading a number of his squad to raise funds for rebuilding.

Villa duo could move to Saints Mark Hughes' men look set to bolster their squad after a difficult Premier League season in 2017-18 that saw them survive on the final day of the campaign following Swansea's loss to Stoke City. The Saints have identified the young Villa duo as players who will improve the make up of the squad for next season.

Promoted teams in profile: Wolverhampton Wanderers Get to know Premier League newcomers Wolves.

Premier League’s elite clubs secure larger share of TV money Clubs have voted to tinker with the international television revenue share from 2019, with more emphasis placed on teams finishing higher up the league.

Saints at the World Cup: Tadić Everything you need to know about Dušan's World Cup hopes with Serbia.

Amazon to show Premier League games to customers ELECTRONIC firm Amazon will show Premier League games for three years from 2019.

Saints To Reveal Three New Kits - Southampton News Saints have announced the date when they will reveal their new kit for next season and there will be a 3rd kit available. Saints have announced that they will be revealing their "eye-catching" home and away strips on Saturday 16th June, when it will also be launching its latest range of training wear.

Saints to reveal new kit SAINTS will launch their new kit for 2018/19 a week Saturday.

2017/18 Season Review - Oriol Romeu - Southampton News Oriol Romeu was again a mainstay of the Saints midfield, only Ryan Bertrand started more Premier League games than him.

2018/19 Under Armour kits coming soon Find out more about Saints' new Under Armour kit.

Cédric to conclude World Cup preparations Full-back set to face Algeria in final World Cup rehearsal.

Hughes has confidence in current crop MARK Hughes insists that he sees real potential in his current Saints squad and believes they will grow together at St Mary's.

Saints Rumour Mill: All the buying and selling rumoured to be happening at St Mary's this summer Sunshine, BBQs and silly season – it must be the summer.

Hughes backing Saints to have strong season Hughes was rewarded for keeping Saints in the top flight with a new three-year deal, having taken over in March. Southampton were a point above the drop zone when the 54-year-old - sacked by Stoke earlier in the season - replaced Mauricio Pellegrino at St Mary's Stadium.

McCarthy On Liverpool Radar ! - Southampton News The Mirror is claiming that Liverpool are considering a bid for Alex McCarthy, but would Liverpool truly take that risk. David Maddock of the Daily Mirror claims that Liverpool have been priced out of a move for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, with the his club demanding £88m for the Slovenian keeper.

Hughes: We'll be ready to go Saints boss outlines ambitions for the 2018/19 campaign.

Video: Hughes outlines season ambitions Watch our interview with Saints boss Mark Hughes.

Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict The 2016-17 accounts of all top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health. Manchester United top the charts again with a £581m income and £57m profit.

French trip for Saints beckons Saints boss Mark Hughes is keen to take his side on a European trip to prepare for the 2018-19 campaign and reports say France will be the destination for a week-long training camp, that is also likely to include at least two friendly matches.

Saints Set For Pre Season Trip To France - Southampton News Saints look set to cross the Channel for a training camp in France, redandwhitesupporter looks at the details. According to today's Daily Echo, the club will travel across the channel for a pre season training camp which will last for at least a week.

Saints to step up raid for Swans stopper Mawson Saints managed to stay in the Premier League at the expense of the Swans and were initially linked with a raid on the Liberty Stadium just after the season finished last month.

Saints Linked With Swansea Defender - Southampton News Most Saints fans agree that the club need to sign a quality central defender, the media also agree judging by the players linked, but does Les Reed ?

Chelsea make €60 million bid for Thibaut Courtois replacement Chelsea have made a €60 million bid for Alisson as per report in Pagine Romaniste - highly reliable for news related to AS Roma. The AS Roma goalkeeper is said to be their #1 choice to replace Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian goalkeeper isn't willing to sign a new contract and thus Chelsea are looking to sell him this summer.

2017/18 Season Review - Steven Davis - Southampton News Steven Davis could perhaps lay claim to be one of Saints best ever signings when considering value for money, but is his Saints career coming to a natural end ?

Former Saints star Gareth Bale ranked in sport rich list FORMER Saints star Gareth Bale is one of the world's highest paid athletes, according to a new report.

Allez Les Saints Saints will head to France for their second pre-season tour of the summer.

Saints striker wanted by newly-promoted club La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Parma, who were promoted back to Serie A this season, are on the lookout for a new centre-forward and have also shown interest in Benevento's Enrico Brignola. But he is only 18 and still considered a little raw while Italy international Gabbiadini would be a spectacular addition to their squad for next season.

Southampton prepared to pay £12m for Stoke forward Saints boss Mark Hughes is looking to raid his old club to improve his attacking options at St Mary's this summer, viewing Shaqiri as a player who can improve a frontline which struggled to find the back of the net at times last season.

Saints To Launch Summer Squad Reshuffle - Southampton News There looks set to be a major reshuffle of the Saints squad over the next two months although the World Cup will be a big disruption. Saints will feel that the core of their squad is strong although they also know that it does need a major reshuffle with some outgoings freeing up space and money for their replacements.

Saints at the World Cup: Cédric We take a look at the Saints heading to Russia.

Yoshida has so many regrets ahead of World Cup MAYA Yoshida wants to atone for many regrets at the World Cup in Russia this month with Japan.

Hughes favourite Shaqiri plots move XHERDAN Shaqiri admitting he intends to leave Stoke City this summer will have piqued the interest of Saints boss Mark Hughes.

Tadić comes off the bench in Chile defeat Serbia suffer 1-0 defeat in Graz.

Southampton told to splash the cash for Anderson Reports over the weekend linked the Saints with the playmaker as Mark Hughes looks to improve his squad after they narrowly avoided relegation last season. Both Leicester City and West Ham are also interested but all three Premier League sides may struggle to meet the demands of the Italian giants.

Real Madrid identify Zidane's replacement Real Madrid have set sights on appointing Massimiliano Allegri as their next manager according to Tuttosport. The Italian publication claims that Florentino Perez has phoned the Juventus manager and informed him that they are interested in getting him to Bernabeu.

Arsenal eye stunning move for Manchester United star Arsenal are in talks with Marouane Fellaini according to Patrick Juillard. The French journalist claims that the representatives of both sides are set to meet this week. Fellaini's contract at Manchester United is set to expire at the end of this month.

Tadic linked with Ajax move The 29-year-old has played the last four seasons for the south-coast outfit and started 34 Premier League games in the campaign that's just ended. He managed to bag six goals and a memorable brace against rivals Bournemouth, but struggled to find his best form.

Bednarek makes Poland squad SAINTS' young centre-back Jan Bednarek has made the cut for Poland, getting selected in the final 23-man World Cup squad.

Manchester United agree £19 million deal for defender He is set to be the second signing of the summer for the Red Devils with Fred set to complete him move in the coming hours. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were also said to be interested in the 19-year-old defender but there was no move made by the two sides.

Gardos heads back to Romania SAINTS flop Florin Gardos has signed with Romanian side Craiova after the end of his St Mary's contract.

Three Premier League clubs on trail of £25m Brazilian winger Three Premier League clubs will battle to sign Lazio attacker Felipe Anderson this summer, according to reports in Italy. Tuttosport claims that Southampton and Leicester City have joined West Ham in the race for the Brazilian winger, who provided eight goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season despite missing 20 games through injury.

Tadić set for Chile clash Saints midfielder continues World Cup preparations in Austria.

2017/18 Season Review - Mario Lemina - Southampton News Mario Lemina was a class midfielder, the big question though is why he didn't show it on a week in week out basis ? When Mario Lemina joined Saints in mid August for around £18 million his firstcouple of games for the club were good but not great and he found himself substituted just after the hour mark in both.

Pellegrino back in management FORMER Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino has landed himself a new job, three months after getting sacked from his post at St Mary's.

Saints need a Jack Wilshere figure SAINTS are facing a massive summer in the transfer window, according to former Dell man Gordon ‘Flash’ Watson.

Manchester United eye move for Real Madrid midfielder Manchester United have set sights on signing Mateo Kovačić as per reports in The Sun. The Real Madrid midfielder is reportedly not happy with the game time he's getting at Bernabeu and is looking to leave. Kovacic made 36 appearances for Los Blancos last season but only 10 of them were starts.

Shaqiri Confirms He Will Leave Stoke ! Is Is For A Mark Hughes Reunion ? - Southampton News Xherdan Shaqiri has told the media it is no secret he will be leaving relegated Stoke City this summer, but will St Mary's be his destination ? Speaking to Aargauer Zeitung he said:. "Of course, yes, it is no longer a secret that I will leave Stoke City." But he also confirmed that he would prefer to stay in the premier League.

Cédric features in Belgium stalemate Saints full-back plays duration of 0-0 draw in Brussels.

LAWRIE: Golf day proves value of footballers to charity As a football manager I always encouraged the players to get involved in the local community with visits to factories and hospitals.

Saints face transfer time trial SAINTS face a race against time this summer, with new recruits needed but the transfer window slamming shut before the Premier League season even…

Tadić named in Serbia's World Cup squad Saints playmaker in final 23-man group for World Cup finals.

Saints keeper could be offloaded The goalkeeper was Saints' first-choice in the second half of last season and played his part as Mark Hughes oversaw an improvement at just the right time when relegation down to the Championship was avoided in the final weeks. All in, the 28-year-old made 18 Premier League appearances as he usurped Fraser Forster as the regular No.1 at St Mary's.

Video: James Ward-Prowse's free-kick masterclass James Ward-Prowse on his free-kick technique.

Saints man relishing new challenge FORMER Saints youngster Will Wood is looking forward to the challenge of breaking in to Accrington Stanley's first eleven in League One.

McCarthy Dilemma Looming For Saints - Southampton News According to media reports goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is in big demand from several other Premier League clubs, but how true are these reports and will Saints face a summer dilemma ?

Southampton axe falls on Gardos and Pied Saints are understood to have paid £6.8million when they signed Romanian centre-back Gardos in 2014, agreeing a deal worth £30,000-per-week, but the move never panned out, the 29-year-old's last appearance for the club coming in January 2017.

READER LETTER: After Karius nightmare, might Liverpool come in for another Saints star? DOES the disastrous performance of Loris Karius in the Champions League Cup Final mean that Liverpool will soon be knocking on the doors of St…

Saints face McCarthy deal dilemma Saints face having to make Alex McCarthy one of the best paid players at St Mary’s in order to keep him at the club this summer.

Saints announce 2018 retained list Club announces departures in 2018 retained list.

Saints end costly Gardos stay Saints have released Florin Gardos after a stay that cost the club around £680,000 per appearance.

Keegan backs Hughes to succeed Hughes succeeded Mauricio Pellegrino as the man in charge at St Mary's in March and he was tasked with preserving the club's Premier League status. The former Wales international achieved that objective and he was rewarded with a three-year contract to remain in charge of the Saints for the long term.

Yoshida named in Japan squad Maya Yoshida has been confirmed in Japan’s squad for the World Cup.

Amazing Fact !Saints Are 8th Longest Serving Premier League Club ! - Southampton News After the relegation of Swansea, Stoke and West Brom amazingly Saints are now the 8th longest serving member of the current Premier League, highlighting the transient nature of the division.

Yoshida named in Japan's World Cup squad Saints defender named in final 23-man group for Samurai Blue.

German starlet high up on Southampton wishlist The 23-year-old German youth international has enjoyed an impressive season in Serie B and will be a free agent this summer after failing to agree a contract extension at Carpi FC.

Keegan: Hughes deserves his chance to rebuild Saints KEVIN Keegan believes Mark Hughes deserves the time to rebuild Saints after keeping them in the Premier League.

World News: Former Southampton FC youth coach Bob Higgins waged 'marketing campaign of widespread sexual abuse', court docket hears The prosecutor stated: "On 16th November, 2016, ex-professional soccer participant Andy Woodward made disclosures about sexual abuse he had suffered by the hands of a member of the teaching employees, not this defendant, when he had been youthful.

Former Southampton FC youth coach Bob Higgins waged 'campaign of widespread sexual abuse', court hears A former Southampton Football Club youth coach abused young footballers for 25 years and threatened to ruin their careers if they complained about him, a court heard.

Could Southampton's reported Tobias Pachonik pursuit allow for Cedric exit to Tottenham? Southampton are reportedly moving for Carpi FC's right-back Tobias Pachonik; what's next for Cedric then? Southampton are looking to secure early summer business in the form of German right-back Tobias Pachonik, according to reports from Turkish-Football, which begs the question: what next for Cedric Soares?

Saints enter Shaqiri race The Switzerland international is expected to be in demand this summer following the Potters relegation from the Premier League and he reportedly wants his future resolved before his country kick-off their World Cup campaign against Brazil on June 17.

Cottagers hope Saints man stays Reports say the Cottagers are keen to keep hold of the left-back after he impressed on loan, helping them secure promotion up to the Premier League via the play-offs following last weekend's win over Aston Villa at Wembley.

Exclusive - Southampton & Aston Villa Plot Move For German Defender Tobias Pachonik Southampton and Aston Villa are among several sides plotting a summer move for Carpi FC defender Tobias Pachonik a source close to the player revealed to Turkish-Football. Eintracht Frankfurt and Fiorentina have also expressed an interest in the 23-year-old.

Ins Ans Outs Rumoured In Saints Goalkeeping Squad - Southampton News The media are suggesting some transfer movement in the Saints goalkeeping dept, however perhaps it will not be bad news for Saints supporters with a big name linked to come to St Mary's.

Hughes facing defensive dilemma Mark Hughes is facing a left back dilemma as Saints brace themselves for bids for all three of their current stars.

Premier League Transfers - Club-by-club list of Summer 2018 moves Keep track of all the major transfers involving senior players in the Premier League, as Sportsmail brings you all the summer deals right the way through to transfer deadline day.

Premier League Kits 2018-19: Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool… Sportsmail provide you with all the new confirmed kits set to feature during the 2018-19 Premier League campaign. Keep track of every team's new designs for the coming season on this page.

Win Manolo Gabbiadini’s shirt from Swansea! Find out how you can win the Saints striker's matchworn shirt.

2017/18 Season Review - Wesley Hoedt - Southampton News There were high hopes for Wesley Hoedt when he arrived from Lazio, however perhaps his progress wasn't helped by the instability in the Saints defence.

2017/18 Season Review - Jan Bednarek - Southampton News For most of this season Jan Bednarek was considered by many Saints supporters as a poor signing by Les Reed, yet he came through at the end of the season to show that he could become a good player.

The Winners Of The 2017/18 Ali's! The Results Are In! This is always one of the most fun and interesting times of the year for me. Reading through the voting forms is always a funny experience, and captures the melancholy / terrace humour of being a Saints fan perfectly. Again, the response has been great, so thank you to everybody who took the time, especially after a torrid season.

Saints to challenge rivals for £25million Championship star The highly-rated 24-year-old was expected to leave Boro at the end of last season after they dropped out of the Premier League but the Teesside outfit managed to keep hold as they attempted to bounce straight back.

McQueen linked with Bristol City The Robins are expecting Joe Bryan to move on in the coming weeks and they are already looking for a replacement. McQueen is top of Lee Johnson's wishlist and Southampton appear ready to let him leave. Southampton already have Ryan Bertrand and Matt Targett on their books, with the latter set to return from his successful loan spell at Fulham.

Top Instagram posts of 2017/18 Take a look through our favourite Instagram posts from 2017/18.

Loan Watch: Targett helps Fulham to the Premier League The Whites see off Aston Villa at Wembley.

Saints' bid to join women's league unsuccessful SAINTS' bid to join next season's Women's Championship has not been successful.

Hojbjerg dropped from Denmark squad The midfielder was included in Age Hareide's initial preliminary squad for the finals in Russia, but he has now become one of eight players to be dropped ahead of the international friendlies against Sweden and Mexico at the start of next month.

St Mary's Stadium Information For Rolling Stones Fans - Southampton News The Rolling Stones play St Mary's Stadium on Tuesday evening, many of their fans won' have visited before so here is all the information that is needed. Southampton Football Club have issued official information and we have included most of that here along with a few local's tips for having a great time.

Pompey owner's surprising praise for Saints product PORTSMOUTH owner Michael Eisner was full of praise for Gareth Bale after his exploits in the Champions League final.

Gabbiadini wants to grow at Saints MANOLO Gabbiadini admits he wants to continue to grow as a player at Saints, despite rumours of a potential switch back to Italy.

New deal for Hughes at Southampton The former Wales, Manchester City and Stoke boss was tasked with keeping the Saints in the top flight when he took charge in March. He did just that and will now stay at St Mary's - along with assistants Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki - until the summer of 2021.

The Ugly Inside TV ! Mark Hughes Appointment Reaction - Southampton News The lads give their reaction at the news that Mark Hughes is now the permanent manager of Southampton Football Club. Get two free £10 bets by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.

Mark Hughes Appointed As Saints Boss - Southampton News The announcement most Saints fans have been waiting for ! Mark Hughes has finally been announced as the new Saints manager. In typical Saints style it hit the club website at 10pm on Friday evening and the statement read:. Southampton Football Club can today confirm that Mark Hughes has signed a new three-year contract as First Team Manager.

Mark Hughes: Southampton boss signs new three-year contract Southampton boss Mark Hughes signs a new three-year contract after guiding them to Premier League safety.

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Mark Hughes signs three-year contract with Southampton after great escape Mark Hughes has been rewarded for keeping Southampton in the Premier League with a new three-year deal.

Southampton FC news: Mark Hughes signs new three-year deal with Premier League side Mark Hughes has been rewarded for keeping Southampton in the Premier League with a new three-year deal. The former Wales, Manchester City and Stoke boss was tasked with keeping the Saints in the top flight when he took charge in March.

Mark Hughes agrees new three-year deal as Southampton manager Hughes took the hot seat on a short team deal at the end of last season with the club in danger of relegation. He kept them up, and has been given the job on a permanent basis.

Southampton FC Give Manager Mark Hughes a Three Year Extension Manager Mark Hughes was rewarded today, via a three contract extension, for saving Southampton FC from relegation. The south coast club was dangerously residing in the drop zone until very late in the season, causing all kinds of anxiety for the team and their supporters.

Hughes signs new three-year deal Mark Hughes to continue as Southampton's First Team Manager.

Hughes appointed Saints manager SAINTS have appointed Mark Hughes as permanent manager on a three-year contract, rewarding the experienced Welshman for leading the club to…

Two-week China trip forms crux of Saints pre-season The Saints' new owner Gao Jisheng is keen to raise the profile of his club in his home nation and so the team will fly out to the Far East on June 30 for a three-team tournament.

Southampton: On-loan Targett set for Wembley play-off final Targett has made 20 appearances for Fulham since joining from the Saints in January and undoubtedly gained some valuable experience whilst at Craven Cottage. He has built a good relationship on the left-flank with teenage prodigy Ryan Sessegnon and given the 18-year-old freedom to influence attacks more.

In Profile: Jiangsu Suning Saints' set for pre-season clash with Chinese Super League outfit.

In Profile: FC Schalke Learn more about Saints' first pre-season opponents.

Long in final Ireland squad for friendlies Striker in 26-man group for games with France and USA.

2017/18 Season Review - Jack Stephens - Southampton News In the next of our season reviews we take a look at Jack Stephens part in our Great Survival. He put in several good performances but his consistency was never good enough nor was the quality in enough situations I'm afraid.

Saints star responds after coach questions maturity The Danish squad that will go to the World Cup will be reduced from a preliminary list of 35 to just 26 on Sunday evening and Hojbjerg is by no means assured of making the cut. 'The conditions in this situation are that someone will be disappointed,' said Hareide.

2017/18 Season Review - Maya Yoshida - Southampton News Today we take a look at a man who has given great service to Southampton Football Club over six seasons.

Southampton: Saints confirm pre-season tour of China The move has obviously been instigated by the new owner Mr Gao, who will see the decision to send the side to his native country and one which'll boost the Saints' presence in Asia.

The Ugly Inside TV ! 2017/18 End Of Season Review Part 2 - Southampton News In the second part of the season's post mortem, Freddie and Clive take a look at the roller coaster ride at St Mary's after the turn of the year. Get two free £10 bets by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.

Saints Heading to Chairman Gao's Homeland - Southampton News Saints will be visiting the home of their majority shareholder Jisheng Gao China for a major pre-season training camp this summer including two games. Well not exactly Gao's home he probably hasn't got a garden big enough, but Saints follow in the footsteps of West Bromwich Albion and Wham before themin making a trip to China.

Saints heading to China in pre-season Club to embark on two-week training camp in July.

Saints reveal China plans SAINTS will play in the Club Super Cup during a two-week tour of China this summer, as they prepare for the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

It's mind over matter for Yoshida SAINTS players are pretty much unknowns to fans, beyond press interviews and actions on the pitch.

Tadic earns Serbia call-up The Saints playmaker has been enjoying a quiet break since the Premier League season finished but he is now back in training for this summer's tournament. Tadic was expected to be named in head coach Mladen Krstajic squad and that was confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

Tadić in Serbia's initial World Cup squad Saints playmaker on 27-man list ahead of summer tournament.

Austin named Foundation's Community Champion Saints striker chosen as club's PFA Community Champion for 2017/18.

2017/18 Season Review - Matt Targett - Southampton News Not a prolific season for Matt Targett at least not at St Mary's but you had the feeling that he was being groomed for the future, but is that with Southampton Football Club or elsewhere.

2017/18 Season Review - Sam McQueen - Southampton News Sam McQueen has already been linked with Bristol City I would suspect that it is time for him to move on, he will have a fine career in football perhaps just not at Saints.

Saints Fans Must Remain Calm Over Manager And Player Announcements - Southampton News Regular contributor Redandwhitesupporter urges Saints fans to remain calm this summer and avoid the meltdowns of the last four years. The rumour mill is seemingly starting to swirl, with fans still awaiting any communication from the club on both the First team manager and player fronts.

2017/18 Season Review - Ryan Bertrand - Southampton News Was this the last season at St Mary's for Ryan Bertrand ? we will soon find out, in the meantime how good or bad was it ?

2017/18 Season Review - Cedric Soares - Southampton News The third of our end of season player reviews sees us start on the defenders, we take a look at Cedric Soares season for Southampton Football Club.

Which Saints men are heading to the World Cup? SAINTS will have a maximum of five players competing at the World Cup in Russia next month.

Saints stay likely for Gabbiadini After arriving with a bang in January 2017, the Italian has endured a mixed time of it, with the defensive tactics of both Claude Puel and Mauricio Pellegrino failing to bring out the best in him. However, he found more of a spark under Mark Hughes and netted the goal that made Saints all but safe in the 1-0 away win at Swansea.

Bednarek voted May Player of the Month The Polish defender's late breakthrough is rewarded by Saints supporters.

The Ugly Inside TV ! 2017/18 End Of Season Review Part 1 - Southampton News Freddie and the boys take a look at the season just ended in part 1 of our end of season review, do you agree with them ? Get two free £10 bets by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.

Diakhaby attracts Saints interest Having survived the drop down to the Championship this year, Southampton manager Mark Hughes is determined to bolster his defensive options at St Mary's to avoid the same situation next term.

2017/18 Season Review - Alex McCarthy - Southampton News In the second half of the season an unlikely hero emerged in Alex McCarthy, who was plunged into the team to save not only Saints from relegation but his own career.

2017/18 Season Review - Fraser Forster - Southampton News Fraser Forster started the season hoping to see his stock rise and be heading off to the World Cup in Russia but ended it as second choice at St Mary's, but was he as bad as some would have you make out.

What now for Jordy Clasie? JORDY Clasie’s future at Saints is uncertain after a difficult spell on loan at Club Brugge in Belgium this season.

Romeu calls for big Southampton improvement Southampton finished 2017-18 just one place and three points above the drop zone after claiming two wins and two draws from their final five games. The south coast club, who had finished in the top eight for four consecutive seasons, found themselves having to dig in and grind out results in the latter stages of last term.

Pellegrino linked with management return MAURICIO Pellegrino could be set for a return to football management for the first time since getting sacked by Saints.

Has something changed about St Mary's? SAINTS’ are giving the front of St Mary’s a much-needed post-season spruce up – but nothing drastic will be changing about the appearance…

Key Dates For The Summer Transfer Window - Southampton News All the dates you need to put in your diary for the summer including the new earlier transfer window deadline. This summer is going to be busy for Saints and with the transfer window now officially opened at 00.01 hrs on May 17th there could be a quick burst before the World Cup starts in earnest on Thursday June 14th.

Yoshida to snub Middle East offers The 29-year-old has just completed his sixth season with Saints and played a big part as they rallied over the final few weeks to maintain their Premier League status. The Japan international made 24 top-flight appearances for the south-coast outfit after finally shaking off his tag as a back-up defender.

Saints High On Chances Low On Goals ! - Southampton News Despite the fact that they were only the 14th highest scoring team in the Premier League last season, only the big 6 beat them in chances created ! So what was the reason why !

Saints must continue to build the connection ORIOL Romeu has urged Saints to continue building a relationship with the fans after some tough times in 2017/18.

Gallery: Best fan shots of 2017/18 Find your face in the crowd as we relive the season from the stands.

Academy Star Departs, Yoshida set to stay a Saint and Hughes Deal Close. - Southampton News Redandwhitesupporter takes a look at what could be the start of a busy summer for Saints with comings, goings and stayings ! Young saints academy starlet Olufela Olomola, has today completed a move away from St Marys' to join League one side Scunthorpe United on a three year deal.

Olufela Olomola: Southampton striker joins Scunthorpe on three-year deal League One side Scunthorpe United sign Southampton striker Olufela Olomola on a three-year deal.

Saints striker departs SAINTS youngster Olufela Olomola has joined League One outfit Scunthorpe on a free transfer.

New Saints deal imminent for Hughes The former Stoke, QPR and Manchester City boss took over from Mauricio Pellegrino in March, charged with making sure Saints avoided relegation down to the Championship.

Saints attacker 'very interested' in French club Boufal, who won the Premier League 'Goal of the Season' award last week for his stunning solo strike against West Brom in October, has been flirting with Marseille again. Speaking last November, the 24-year-old suggested he would have joined the Europa League finalists last summer if they had been serious and that Marseille had 'turned his head'.

Bristol City Want Saints Utility Player - Southampton News As Saints prepare a revamp of their squad this summer, it is likely that many of the fringe players who have come through the ranks will go, Bristol City are after one of them.

Tadic Linked With Ajax - Southampton News No Dusan Tadic is not cleaning out his kitchen sink, but the Dutch giants have been scouring the Premier League and are interested in the Saints midfielder.

Yoshida's future decided MAYA Yoshida is set to stay at Saints amid interest from a club in Saudi Arabia.

POLL: Sofiane Boufal - should he stay or should he go? SOFIANE Boufal has been something of an enigma during his time at Saints.

Saints hope to announce Hughes early this week THE finishing touches of a deal to bring Mark Hughes to Saints on a permanent basis are being completed.

Boufal's turbulent week SOFIANE Boufal has had a topsy-turvy week – and doubts remain over his future at St Mary’s.

Saints Fans Are Restless ! - Southampton News With a week gone since the final game of the Premier League season Saints supporters are getting a little restless that there is no news on the managerial front.

Scholes and Ferdinand slam Jose Mourinho Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand were furious with Jose Mourinho after the FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea. The Manchester United legends were unhappy with the substitutions made by the manager. "Jesse was getting in spaces, between the midfield and back four.

Bednarek's road to salvation Read our feature interview with the Polish defender.

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Targett saw Bale rise… and now has front row seat for Sessegnon Matt Targett was a wide-eyed kid when he met Gareth Bale while on mascot duty at his boyhood club Southampton. Back then he watched on from the youth team.

Saints already looking to 2018/19 Find out about the players' summer fitness programmes.

Boufal wins Premier League Goal of the Season Strike against West Brom wins the 2017/18 award.

Bayern Munich make €60M bid for Chelsea target Bayern Munich have set sights on signing Leon Bailey as per ESPN Sources. The report claims that the Bundesliga champions are willing to shell out €60 million to get the Jamaican winger. Bayer Leverkusen, however, value him way higher than that and are not willing to sell him for that amount.

Boufal wins goal of the season: How does it compare to previous years? The midfielder earned what proved later in the campaign to be a priceless three points with a later winner in October against West Brom. A dour game was lightened up in the 85th minute.

West Ham United to appoint former Manchester City manager West Ham United have agreed a deal to appoint Manuel Pellegrini as their next manager as per Di Marzio. The Sky Sports journalist claims that the former Manchester City manager has signed a 3 year deal with the Hammers. Pellegrini is currently with Hebei China Fortune.

Saints programme and memorabilia fair on today THE annual Saints programme and memorabilia fair takes place today.