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Southampton: Match day round-up

The Saints prepare for the visit of Inter Milan in Europa League so get caught up on the headlines surrounding the club.

Southampton FC Training Session and Press Conference Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

According to Bloomberg, Southampton has been pinned for a possible takeover by Chinese group Lander Sports Development Co. with figures upwards of £200m. (Bloomberg)

Saints boss Claude Puel does not believe the sacking of Inter manager Frank de Boer will have an affect on his side. (BBC Sport)

James Ward-Prowse, 22, believes Southampton is being rewarded with big match ties like the visit of Inter Milan for the hard work put in over the years. (BT Sport)

Reports suggest Virgil van Dijk could be the next target Liverpool, who has visited the Southampton well on a number of occasions, in the January transfer window. (Shoot)

Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie is being targeted by Claude Puel, reports the Mirror, with Arsenal, Monaco, Napoli, Juventus and Schalke also interested in the 19-year-old. (Mirror)

Sam McQueen, who has 18 months left on his current contract, hopes to remain at Southampton despite reported interest from Leicester City and Liverpool. (IB Times)