However, while Lemina and Monaco are said to have agreed on a deal, Southampton and Monaco are yet to have come to terms.
Monaco are thought to want Lemina on an initial loan with an option to buy, while Saints would like to make the full purchase of Lemina obligatory once the loan ends.
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Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl made it very clear that Lemina was not needed for the 2019-20 season.
That supposed interest didn’t amount to anything.
Monaco have until 2 September to complete the signing of Lemina.