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Southampton: Daily Round-up

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All the latest Southampton news and rumors in one place.

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The Jose Fonte saga may be far from over but according to Saints manager Claude Puel has insisted during his recent interviews that the side's captain is currently focused on representing his current team.

However, before many Southampton fans become exited, it is unlikely that Fonte will fit for the Saints Friday night class at Old Trafford. The outcome of the match could even potentially determine whether or not Fonte chooses to stay or leave.

With the interest of Arsenal now being attracted for Fonte, the Daily Mirror are now reporting that the Red Devils will not only offer cash but a potential swap in the form of Marcos Rojo.

Whether or not Saints manager Claude Puel would be interested in such a swap is unknown. After all, Rojo was a flop last season for the Red Devils and would represent a massive step down from Fonte both in terms of leadership and onfield form.

Ryan Bertrand will miss Southampton's trip to United while he continues to recover from injury with academy product Matt Targett again representing the logical replacement.

It appears from the article that Puel is choosing to hold Bertrand back a little longer. As they say, Rome was not built in a day. Puel appears to already be looking at the bigger picture in his first season of English Football.

Already being compared to Jermain Defoe and Thierry Henry since his arrival on the south coast, Nathan Redmond told the Daily Echo that he is enjoying his current role with the Saints.

Receiving comparisons to two great strikers after one match! I know this is possibly an overreaction from the media but with Southampton's history of turning good players into great ones, they may one day be comparing both Henry and Defoe to Redmond.

Moving back into the incoming transfer news, Southampton have been linked to both Jean Michel Seri and Sofiane Boufal. Both come from the French Ligue 1 with Seri having played under Puel at Nice last season.

Seri a true playmaker in the midfield could be the most risky signing as he is only 5'5. However, the Ivory Coast international does have an amazing touch on the ball and could be used a depth for the Saints Premier League and Europa League campaigns.

Boufal on the other hand would give the Saints another attacking option to aid in the winger department. With Southampton currently short on attacking players, the move would also add depth to possibly the thinnest area in the club.

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No your eyes are not deceiving you. For anyone in the area, Southampton has joined forces with the Blood Service of England to help raise awareness for donating blood.