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Chelsea closing in on top class star, Conte expected to land former Liverpool target for £60m

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has edged closer to a move to Chelsea.

The Premier League champions want to strengthen their back four this summer and Conte has identified the Dutch defender as a priority target.

Reputed journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that Chelsea are closing in on a move for the Southampton star and will pay around £60 million for his services.

‘Passionate’ Pellegrino gets Saints job

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton named Argentinian coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on Friday to replace Claude Puel, who was sacked after just one season.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

Southampton name Pellegrino as new manager

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton named Argentinian coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on Friday to replace Claude Puel, who was sacked after just one season in charge.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

Southampton name Pellegrino as new manager

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton named Argentinian coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on Friday to replace Claude Puel, who was sacked after just one season in charge.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

Southampton name Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton on Friday named Argentine coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager to succeed Claude Puel who was sacked after just one season in charge.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

Southampton name Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton on Friday named Argentine coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager to succeed Claude Puel who was sacked after just one season in charge.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

West Brom looking to sign Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez

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West Bromwich Albion have made the first move to sign striker Jay Rodriguez from Southampton, according to Sky Sports. The Baggies troubles in front of goal last season have seen them enter the market for a front man, and the Saints’ hot shot is high on Tony Pulis’ list.

Last season, not a single West Brom reached double figures for goals scored.

Southampton launch home and away kits for 2017/18 season with two-part animated video series

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Southampton revealed their home and away kit for the 2017/18 season yesterday.

The Saints promoted their new kit with the help of an interesting #MadeForHeroes campaign.

The Premier League club launched a two-part animated video series where four Southampton players are portrayed as superheroes from the past.

Tottenham and Manchester United heading to USA for pre-season friendlies

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The 2017/18 Premier League is set to start on 12 August, 2017, and clubs have been revealing their summer 2017 plans.

Find out where all Premier League clubs will be playing this summer, with Australia, the Far East, United States and Continental Europe all playing host to English teams with plenty of big matches against top European opposition to watch.

Southampton FC 2017/18 Under Armour Home and Away Kits

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Southampton Football Club revealed their 2017/18 Under Armour home and away kit using a two part video series featuring super hero versions of several of their players. The Saints new kits for their next Barclays Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup runs will be available atWorld Soccer Shop,UK Soccer Shop,Subside Sports, Lovell SoccerandKitbag.

Manchester United legend keen on Southampton managerial post

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Manchester United legend and former winger Ryan Giggs is eager to take up the vacant managerial position at Southampton, according to the Daily Mail.

The Saints sacked Claude Puel on Thursday after a disappointing run of results towards the end of last season when they managed only one win in their final eight league matches and scored one goal in the last six games.

Southampton sack manager Claude Puel, who’s next?

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Southampton have announced that manager Claude Puel, who led the club to an eighth place finish in last season’s Premier League, has been sacked.

A statement on Southampton’s official website said: “Southampton can today confirm that it has terminated the contract of Claude Puel with immediate effect.

Southampton: Claude Puel Sacked By Saints After Just One Season In Charge

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After just one season in charge, Claude Puel has been sacked by Southampton.

The 55-year-old Puel steered Saints to a decent eighth-place finish in last season's Premier League, as well as leading them to a League Cup final appearance, where they pushed eventual winners Manchester United all the way.

Liverpool want to sign Dusan Tadic from Southampton

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Liverpool are looking to Southampton once again for their next signing. According to The Times, the Reds are interested in bringing midfielder Dusan Tadic to Anfield. The Serbian international has a release clause of £13 million in his contract, one that Liverpool are reportedly willing to meet.

Liverpool apologise to Saints and drop Van Dijk interest

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London (AFP) – Dutch international defender Virgil van Dijk will not play for Liverpool next season after the Premier League giants apologised to Southampton on Wednesday and said the matter had ended their interest in him.

Liverpool’s announcement came in the wake of media reports they were prepared to pay £60million (69m euros, $77m) for Van Dijk, easily breaking their record outlay for a player.

Liverpool apologise to Saints and drop Van Dijk interest

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London (AFP) – Dutch international defender Virgil van Dijk will not play for Liverpool next season after the Premier League giants apologised to Southampton on Wednesday and said the matter had ended their interest in him.

Liverpool’s announcement came in the wake of media reports they were prepared to pay £60million (69m euros, $77m) for Van Dijk, easily breaking their record outlay for a player.

Virgil van Dijk’s Liverpool move under threat as Southampton register complaint

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Virgil van Dijk’s potential move to Liverpool from Southampton has faced its first roadblock as the Saints have reported to the Premier League the Reds’ alleged illegal approach for the Dutch defender.

Van Dijk, 25, has set his heart on a move to Liverpool amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City, but this could become a long drawn-out transfer saga judging by Southampton’s evasive measures.

Liverpool set to smash transfer record to sign Virgil Van Dijk

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London (AFP) – Dutch international defender Virgil van Dijk is set to become the world’s most expensive defender and join English Premier League giants Liverpool from rivals Southampton, according to British media reports.

The 25-year-old - who joined Southampton in 2015 after impressing at Scottish champions Celtic - will cost around £60million (69m euros, $77m), according to reports.

Liverpool set to smash transfer record to sign Virgil Van Dijk

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London (AFP) – Dutch international defender Virgil van Dijk is set to become the world’s most expensive defender and join English Premier League giants Liverpool from rivals Southampton, according to British media reports.

The 25-year-old - who joined Southampton in 2015 after impressing at Scottish champions Celtic - will cost around £60million (69m euros, $77m), according to reports.

Everton Roundup: Toffees preparing €20m offer for Croatian; Koeman close to signing 27-yr-old

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman is looking to sign a keeper this summer and the Merseyside outfit are expected to make a move for the Gent star Lovre Kalinic.

According to the Croatian media, the Toffees are preparing a €20m offer for Lovre Kalinic.

The 27 year old joined Gent earlier this year and it will be interesting to see whether the Belgian outfit sanction a sale for him just yet.

Chelsea target wants to play for Klopp, Liverpool ready to pay him £200,000-a-week

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Liverpool are looking to improve their back four this summer and the Reds have been linked with the Southampton star Virgil van Dijk for weeks now.

According to Daily Mirror, Klopp has identified the Dutch defender as his main defensive target and the player is also attracted to the proposition of playing for the German manager.

PL Roundup: Klopp confident of sealing £100m double deal; Man Utd closing in on £85m star

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Premier League clubs are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2017/18 season and most clubs have already identified their priority targets for this summer transfer window.

The likes of Manchester United and Liverpool are expected to spend heavily in order to challenge Chelsea next season and here at Sportslens, we look at some of the players they have been linked with.

Versatile defender flown to Merseyside, Everton looking to seal their first summer signing

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman is looking to sign the Southampton defender Cuco Martina on a free transfer this summer.

The Saints have decided to release Martina along with Isgrove, Willard and Caceres.

According to Liverpool Echo, Koeman tried to sign the former Twente defender last summer but Southampton refused to sell the 27-year-old back them.

2017 Summer Transfers: Man Utd favourites to land midfielder, star could take Mourinho to the title

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With the league campaigns done and dusted, top European sides are now focused on adding to their squad for the next season.

The transfer window opens in July but it seems that negotiations are already underway for some record breaking deals. with betting markets in a frenzy over expected and out of left field transfers.

Man Utd man thanks fans for making midweek away trip to Southampton

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Away midweek at Southampton and still away end is jam packed..Probably driving back in time to go straight to work tmro.Thank you...

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‘Don’t kill me’ for playing kids, begs Mourinho

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says the Premier League’s unwillingness to help Manchester United prepare for their Europa League final will force him to pick youth players against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

United finish their league campaign against Palace at Old Trafford before facing Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm next Wednesday, a game they must win to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Why has David De Gea been dropped for Southampton game?

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A post shared by David De Gea (@d_degeaofficial) on Apr 27, 2017 at 3:25pm PDT Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been left out of the...

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Confirmed Team News: Southampton vs Man Utd lineups

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Southampton team to play Man Utd The teams are in! Here's how #SaintsFC line-up against #MUFC in the #PL: pic.twitter.com/RpcSI8O98c ...

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Crystal Palace

West Brom chase exciting winger; could face competition from PL trio

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A quartet of Premier League clubs – West Brom, Southampton, Crystal Palace, and Swansea City – are reportedly interested in Norwich City winger, Jacob Murphy.

According to reports from Daily Mirror, the Norwich winger is attracting interest from Premier League clubs, following an excellent 2016/17 season with the Canaries.

Marco Silva Triggers Hull City Break Clause ‘With Immediate Effect’ As Crystal Palace Continue To Pitch Woo

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Not that it was ever going to pan out any differently, but Marco Silva has today official resigned his post at Hull City.

The Portuguese coach spent 139 days in charge at the KCOM Stadium, taking a lost cause and hauling them up off the bottom of the tableonly to eventually come up short in the struggle to stave off relegation.

Liverpool

Liverpool prepare move for Southampton’s Dusan Tadic

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Liverpool are plotting a fresh raid on Southampton to sign winger Dusan Tadic, according to The Times. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is hoping to add the...

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Virgil van Dijk’s secret messages with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk exchanged secret messages with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of a proposed transfer to Anfield, according...

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Virgil van Dijk sends cryptic message after Liverpool end interest

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Liverpool Forced To Apologize To Southampton

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It was an embarrassing day for the five-time European champions as they had to abandoned their hopes of signing their top transfer target this summer, Virgil van Dijk, and apologize to Southampton for "any misunderstanding" over their interest in the defender.

The newspapers seemed convinced that Southampton defender was about to follow a familiar path and leave St.

‘We Have Ended Any Interest In The Player’ – Liverpool Publicly Apologise To Southampton For ‘Misunderstanding’ Re: Virgil Van Dijk

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Liverpool have formally apologised to Southampton after making what was described as an 'illegal approach' to sign Virgil van Dijk.

The Saints lodged a formal complaint with the Premier League earlier in the week after learning that Liverpool had contacted Van Dijk through the back channels 'tapping up', as it used to be called in the trade.

Liverpool apologise to Southampton, end interest in Virgil van Dijk

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Liverpool have apologised to Southampton over an approach made to Virgil van Dijk and ended their interest in the Dutch defender. The Saints...

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Midday Ticker: Lukaku to depart Everton, Pepe leaving Real Madrid, and more

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Romelu Lukaku is expected to leave Everton over the summer and reports indicate he has reached an "agreement" with an unnamed Premier League club. The Belgian international striker said today that staying with the Merseyside club is not an option and that he knows what his future holds. He told reporters, "I know what's happening.

Southampton Plan To Report Liverpool For Making ‘Illegal Approach’ To Sign Virgil Van Dijk

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With news of a £50million transfer in the offing, Southampton are prepared to report Liverpool over an 'illegal approach' made in their attempts to lure Virgil van Dijk to Anfield this summer.

While the 25-year-old Dutch defender is said to be"keen" to join Jurgen Klopp's side in a club-record move, Southampton are doing their utmost to prevent him leaving.

Pep Guardiola prepares £50m bid for Virgil van Dijk to see off Chelsea and Liverpool’s interest

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Manchester City are readying a £50m bid for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, according to The Times. Coach Pep Guardiola is said to be...

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The Rest

Southampton’s Beautiful New Kits Are Positively Dripping With Early 1980s Goodness (Leaked Photos)

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Lawrie, Kevin, Alan, and the rest of the Southampton team, circa 1981

Southampton's new kits for the 2017/18 season have leaked out all over the place and, my oh my, are they things of beauty.

The home shirt is especially fabulous predominantly red with a central white panel and embroidered bar cuffs, it could have easily been worn by Kevin Keegan and co.