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Southampton: Daily round-up

Fonte speaks out about contract talks and Krueger, Team Europe handed opening loss in championship series.

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Jose Fonte has said “there’s nothing on the table” regarding talks of a new contract for the defender, which could pay him £70,000-a-week. (Mirror)

Southampton boss Claude Puel is prepared to make wholesale changes when the Saints visit Hapoel Beer Sheva on Thursday in the Europa League. (Daily Echo)

Midfielder James Ward-Prowse told the Daily Echo that Puel’s first act as manager was to tell the youth players there was a direct path to first-team football. (Daily Echo)

Ralph Krueger believes “heart” has helped his team reach the championship series in the World Cup of Hockey — something his Team USA counterparts didn’t as they crashed out following an 0-3 performance in the group stages. (ESPN)

However, head coach Krueger and Team Europe fell 3-1 in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series against Canada in Toronto, despite giving what he felt was their best performance of the tournament. (TSN)

Did you see?

West Ham also spent the night partying following their 3-0 defeat to Southampton wearing some properly interesting choice clothing; cough Andy Carroll what are those bottoms cough. (The Sun)

And finally...

Safe skies to all those making their way to Tel Aviv.