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Southampton: Match day round-up

Former Saints boss Koeman makes his return to St Mary’s when Everton visits the south coast.

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After leaving Southampton for Everton, new Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is not concerned with the reception he’ll receive upon returning to St Mary’s. (Independent)

Though his replacement, Claude Puel, hopes fans respect the work his predecessor achieved at the club. (ITV News)

Defender Virgil van Dijk is grateful for Koeman connection, but hopes Southampton can turn one over on their former manager. (ESPN FC)

The Daily Echo conducted an investigative report into the similarities and differences between Puel and Koeman as the duo set to face off on today. (Daily Echo)

Van Dijk continues to be the subject of report interest from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, but Manchester City seem poised to join the race for a potential January move. (Daily Star)

According to the Sun, Jurgen Klopp is lining up a £40m double-swoop for van Dijk and left-back Sam McQueen. (The Sun)

Jay Rodriguez, who featured in Southampton’s Europa League defeat at AC Sparta Prague, will again be courted by West Brom in January for a loan deal. (Telegraph)

Hull, meanwhile, are plotting an £11m bid for the 27-year-old striker Rodriguez. (The Sun)

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