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Virgil van Dijk: Chelsea and Liverpool speculation increases after deleted photo

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Transfer speculation surrounding Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk has been ratcheted up after a friend of his posted then deleted a photo of...

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Virgil van Dijk more likely to join Chelsea than Liverpool

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Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk is more likely to join Chelsea than Liverpool this summer, a Saints source has told Yahoo. The south-coast club...

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Southampton move for Ben Gibson to replace Liverpool bound Virgil van Dijk

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Southampton have stepped up their interest in Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson, according to The Sun. The Saints are keen to sign the England...

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Liverpool and Chelsea target Virgil van Dijk submits transfer request

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Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk has submitted a transfer request. The Dutch centre-back says he is insulted at suggestions that he has refused to...

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Chelsea readying £50m bid to beat Liverpool to Virgil van Dijk signing

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Premier League champions Chelsea are plotting to beat Liverpool to the signing of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, according to The Times. The...

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Spurs set for underwhelming first summer signing

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to end their transfer drought with an underwhelming first summer signing. The north London club have made it to August...

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Chelsea set sights on Virgil van Dijk, Alex Sandro and Antonio Candreva

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Premier League champions Chelsea have lined up Virgil van Dijk, Alex Sandro and Antonio Candreva as their next three transfer targets following the...

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Is Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool back on?

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk could yet sign for Liverpool this summer, according to The Sun. The Dutch centre-back appeared to be on the...

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Southampton provide update on Liverpool and Chelsea target Virgil van Djik’s future

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Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant that Dutch defender Virgil van Djik is not for sale this summer.

Van Djik, who is heavily pursued by Premier League giants Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City, handed in a formal transfer request earlier this month in his bid to force his way out of the South Coast club.

It’s just one game but… snap Premier League predictions on Man Utd, Huddersfield and more

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by George Keaney With one game for each Premier League team in the books, it's time to get carried away. But what can you learn from goals galore,...

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Chinese businessman buys stake in Premier League club Southampton

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London (AFP) – Southampton have entered into a partnership with Chinese businessman Gao Jisheng, the Premier League club’s owner Katharina Liebherr announced on Monday.

“I am pleased to confirm that talks to bring in a new partner to our club have been concluded,” said Liebherr in an open letter to supporters on the club website.

Chinese businessman buys stake in Premier League club Southampton

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London (AFP) – Southampton have entered into a partnership with Chinese businessman Gao Jisheng, the Premier League club’s owner Katharina Liebherr announced on Monday.

“I am pleased to confirm that talks to bring in a new partner to our club have been concluded,” said Liebherr in an open letter to supporters on the club website.

Ex-Liverpool defender says Klopp must sign Southampton star

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Jamie Carragher believes Virgil van Dijk is the answer to Liverpool’s defensive woes.

Carragher’s former team looked poor at the back on the opening weekend of the Premier League season as Watford’s Miguel Britos bagged a late goal to seal a dramatic 3-3 draw.

Liverpool have now conceded 27 goals from set-pieces during Jurgen Klopp’s reign – the worst record amongst top six teams during that period.

Saints start Pellegrino era with Swansea stalemate

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pellegrino’s first competitive match as Southampton manager saw the south coast club once more fail to score at home as they launched their Premier League season with a goalless against Swansea at St Mary’s on Saturday.

The Argentinian was appointed after Southampton sacked Claude Puel, who guided the Saints to the League Cup final and eighth place in the Premier League last term, with club officials wanting a more attacking style of football than that played under the Frenchman.

Saints start Pellegrino era with Swansea stalemate

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pellegrino’s first competitive match as Southampton manager saw the south coast club once more fail to score at home as they launched their Premier League season with a goalless against Swansea at St Mary’s on Saturday.

The Argentinian was appointed after Southampton sacked Claude Puel, who guided the Saints to the League Cup final and eighth place in the Premier League last term, with club officials wanting a more attacking style of football than that played under the Frenchman.

Liverpool clash with Manchester United tops Sky Sports’ October coverage

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Premier League fans are in for a treat during October and November as Sky Sports screens seven big head-to-heads between last season’s top six over the two months.

Sky Sports Premier League will show 22 matches from England’s top tier, with Liverpool’s clash against Manchester United on Saturday October 14 the standout fixture.

‘Insulted’ Liverpool and Chelsea target submits transfer request to leave Southampton

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Southampton centre back Virgil van Dijk has handed in a formal transfer request as he seeks to leave the club this summer.

The Dutch International is heavily targeted by English giants Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool, who were forced to end their interest after Southampton reported them to the Premier League over an alleged tapping case.

Southampton agree fee for box-to-box midfielder, player set to complete medical in 48 hours

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Southampton are close to completing their second summer signing after the club agreed on a fee for the highly talented central midfielder Mario Lemina.

The Saints have already signed centre-back Jan Bednarek from Lech Poznan.

The Juventus midfielder was linked with the likes of West Ham and Stoke City as well but Claude Puel’s side have moved swiftly to secure the 23-year-old.

Transfer boost for Pochettino, Spurs receive major hint that Argentine target will be sold

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Tottenham have been linked with the Southampton keeper Paulo Gazzaniga for a while now.

The North London giants are yet to sign a single player this window and it seems that they want to sign the Saints keeper as a backup for Hugo Lloris.

According to latest reports from HITC, Southampton have not given the player a squad number and have omitted him from their plans for the 2017/18 season.

£60M Liverpool and Chelsea target set to ask for transfer

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is unhappy at Southampton. According to new manager Mauricio Pellegrino, the Dutchman’s heart is not at the club and has therefore not been taking part in training sessions. According to The Guardian, Soton have made it clear that they will not sell the player, but van Dijk is desperate to play his football elsewhere next season.

England goalkeeper Forster pens new Saints deal

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London (AFP) – England international goalkeeper Fraser Forster has signed a new five-year deal with Southampton, the Premier League club confirmed Wednesday.

The 29-year-old had agreed a contract last summer until 2021, but the former Celtic stopper has now extended that for another season.

Photo: Everton agree deal for 27-year-old; Player poses in club shirt, excited to join a 'big club'

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Everton have confirmed the signing of Southampton defender Cuco Martina on a free transfer.

✍️ | Welcome to Everton, Cuco Martina!

Liverpool’s Mane to miss pre-season trip to Hong Kong

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London (AFP) – Senegalese star Sadio Mane will miss Liverpool’s pre-season tournament in Hong Kong as he continues his recovery from a knee injury, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old forward, who scored 13 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season after joining from Southampton, is making good progress but has yet to resume full training.

Liverpool’s Mane to miss pre-season trip to Hong Kong

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London (AFP) – Senegalese star Sadio Mane will miss Liverpool’s pre-season tournament in Hong Kong as he continues his recovery from a knee injury, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old forward, who scored 13 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season after joining from Southampton, is making good progress but has yet to resume full training.

Everton closing in on another transfer, 27-yr-old set to join the Toffees this weekend

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Everton are set to seal the free transfer of Cuco Martina from Southampton this weekend.

Cuco Martina to arrive at Everton this weekend. Cover across defence. Free transfer from Southampton.

- paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 12, 2017

According to the very reliable Paul Joyce from The Times, the 27-year-old full-back is out of contract this summer and Koeman has decided to sign him in order to add more depth to his side.

Southampton looking to sign this Tottenham player, 24-yr-old reveals his transfer desire

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Tottenham centre-back Kevin Wimmer is looking to leave the club this summer.

The Austrian defender joined the North London outfit two years ago and the 24-year-old has struggled to establish himself as a starter under Pochettino.

Wimmer has played just 15 league games in the last two seasons, but having the likes of Vertonghen and Alderweireld ahead of him in the pecking order is a fair excuse for that.

Southampton favourites to sign midfielder, Saints confident of agreeing deal with PL giants

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been linked with a loan move away from the club this summer.

According to Daily Mirror, the likes of Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and Southampton are interested in the Chelsea midfielder.

The report claims that Southampton are confident of beating the likes of Newcastle to his signature.

Official: West Brom Sign Jay Rodriguez From Southampton For £12m

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Jay Rodriguez has joined West Brom from Southamptonfor an undisclosed fee thought to be around £12million.

The 27-year-old striker was touted as a future England regular a few years back, only to have his time at Southampton consistently hampered by injury.

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Overall, Rodriguez made 126 appearances for Saints, netting 32 goals in that time.

Saints rule out Van Dijk sale

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London (AFP) – Southampton have warned clubs interested in Virgil van Dijk that the Netherlands defender is not for sale at any price.

Van Dijk saw a potential move to Liverpool fall through earlier in the close-season after the Reds were forced to apologise for their pursuit of the centre-back after Saints complained to the Premier League.

Pochettino wants 25-yr-old Barcelona target to replace this top class Tottenham star

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Tottenham are looking to sign a right back this summer and Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to raid his former club for the Portuguese international Cedric Soares.

The 25-year-old has been a key player for Southampton ever since he joined them from Sporting Lisbon two seasons ago. Pochettino is looking to sign Soares as a replacement for Kyle Walker.

Liverpool in the clear over Virgil van Dijk tapping up

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Liverpool will not face any disciplinary action from the Premier League over their alleged tapping up of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk,...

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Great Disallowed Goals: Cruel Linesman Robs Southampton’s Kevin Keegan Of Dazzling Volley Against Man Utd, 1981 (Video)

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Not that we're intending to give our old 'Great Disallowed Goals' series a full reboot, but Pies happened across his little snippet earlier today and deemed it worthy of broadcast under the banner.

Dating from the Year of our Lord 1981, the clip shows Kevin Keegan who was nearing the end of his career by that point putting a spectacular finish to a sweeping Southampton attack against Manchester United (in royal blue!

Chinese Super League: Ex-Southampton Striker Graziano Pellè Bags Beauty for Shandong Luneng (Video)

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Graziano Pellè netted an absolute stunner in the Chinese Super League on Saturday, courtesy of a beautiful volley in Shandong Luneng Taishan's 2-2 draw with Beijing Guoan.

The 32-year-old Pellè left Southampton for China last summer, duly becoming one of the highest-paid players in the world via a cool £13.

Virgil van Dijk

‘I’m Frustrated By The Club’s Position’ – Virgil Van Dijk Publishes Lengthy Statement Confirming Desire To Leave Southampton And Try Hand Elsewhere

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Virgil van Dijk has released a statement in which he strongly criticises Southampton for refusing to sell him this summer.

The Dutch centre-half has been touted by the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City over the close season, with even the Saints' £50million valuation refusing to deter the 26-year-old's array of besmitten suitors.

Liverpool target omitted from pre-season training camp

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has been left out of the travelling party for a pre-season training camp in France, according to the BBC. The...

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Everton swoop for Southampton’s Martina

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London (AFP) – Everton’s busy transfer window shows no signs of letting up after they announced the signing of defender Cuco Martina from Southampton on a free transfer on Monday.

The 27-year-old has signed a three-year-deal at Goodison Park and again links up with manager Ronald Koeman, who coached him at the south-coast club.

Everton swoop for Southampton’s Martina

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London (AFP) – Everton’s busy transfer window shows no signs of letting up after they announced the signing of defender Cuco Martina from Southampton on a free transfer on Monday.

The 27-year-old has signed a three-year-deal at Goodison Park and again links up with manager Ronald Koeman, who coached him at the south-coast club.

Pellegrino makes Bednarek first signing as Saints manager

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London (AFP) – Poland Under-21 international defender Jan Bednarek became new Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino’s first signing on Saturday.

The 21-year-old centre-back - who has been on duty for his country at the European Under-21 championships - signed a five-year contract with the Saints paying a reported £5-million ($6.

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Villa boss hopes to boost goals tally, Southampton striker would be ideal

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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce hopes to boost his goalscoring options with the loan signing of Southampton striker Sam Gallagher.

Villa have picked up just a single point from their opening three games in the Championship and Bruce is eager to add to his team’s goal threat with Jonathan Kodjia still on the sidelines.

Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah face fitness tests ahead of European U21 Championship semi-final

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England Under-21 pair Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah are injury doubts for tomorrow's European Under-21 Championship semi-final clash...

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