Southampton Transfer News, Rumours

Saints linked with move for Sochaux winger

July 16, 2013

Southampton are being linked with a move for Sochaux winger Ryan Boudebouz. The 23-year-old is highly-rated and was being watched by Liverpool last season. However, no move to Merseyside materialised and now the Algerian star is being linked with a move to the south coast.

Boudebouz has just a year left on his contract with the French club and has admitted that he is open to offers this summer. The winger also stated that it is his dream to play in the Premier League. Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be a big fan of the winger.

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Southampton linked with move for Celtic goal machine

December 11, 2012

Premier League Southampton are being linked with a £7million move for Celtic striker Gary Hooper. The striker recently scored one of the goals against Spartak Moscow that saw the Scottish champions reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

Hooper has been a prolific goal scorer in recent years, but his career in England only took him to the third and second tier. He has in the past admitted that he would like a crack at the top flight, but surely wouldn’t be looking to leave Celtic Park with Celtic doing so well in European football.

Saints boss Nigel Adkins is looking to strengthen his attack in January and has previously managed Hooper at Scunthorpe. Hooper has ambitions of playing for the England team, but his form has yet to yield a call-up, despite him scoring 13 goals in 21 appearances this season.

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Saints chasing Tottenham defender

November 1, 2012

Struggling Premier League outfit Southampton are looking to sign Tottenham centre-back Michael Dawson in the January transfer window. Dawson has fallen out of favour at White Hart Lane. The centre-back has fallen behind Steven Caulker, Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and William Gallas in the Spurs defensive pecking order.

The England international came close to joining Premier League rivals QPR in the summer for a fee of £9million. However, the deal never materialised and Dawson is now in limbo at Spurs.

Although Dawson has been rather injury-prone in the last few seasons he has been one of the most consistent centre-backs in the top flight.

Southampton have struggled at the back this season in the Premier League. The Saints have conceded 26 goals this season, the worse in the top flight. The leaky defence has put boss Nigel Adkins under pressure and the former-Scunthorpe boss seems to see Dawson as the solution to his defensive problems.

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Gaston Ramirez close to Saints switch

August 17, 2012

Southampton are on the verge of pulling off a major coup after it was revealed that they are close to completing the signing of in demand Bologna striker Gaston Ramirez. The Uruguayan forward was widely linked with a switch to Liverpool earlier this summer, but is now on the verge of signing for the South Coast club after they reached an agreement with Bologna over a transfer fee, reported to be somewhere around the 15 million euro mark.

Ramirez, who signed for Bologna from Penarol in his native Uruguay in 2010, will reportedly put pen to paper a four year contract with Saints, who are one of the three new teams in the Premier League this season.

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