Chelsea & Manchester United receive hands off warning

Adam LallanaSouthampton fans are rather interested in the latest rumour coming from Metro here in the Football Transfer Tavern, and move towards the bar to hear what our landlord has to say.

He notes that the Saints are determined to keep hold of their top players – despite the interest coming from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

We have constantly heard about Luke Shaw being linked with not only Chelsea and Manchester United but also La Liga giants Real Madrid – yet there could be far more exits in the summer should the top sides in the league have their way.

Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez have also been turning the heads of Chelsea and Liverpool, and it seems that Southampton are determined to do everything in their power to keep hold of the England international stars who deserve to be on the plane to Brazil this summer according to our regulars.

The Saints new director, Hans Hofstetter, claimed: “The most important point is that we are in a position where we do not need to sell any player Mauricio (Pochettino) wants to keep.

“We have a very strong squad and we are still in a situation where we are free enough to act quickly if quick action is asked from us.

“In the short time I have been at Southampton it has become abundantly clear that we are blessed with a staff that has all the necessary skills with which to progress, and now that we can supplement that with a strong board I am sure we will enjoy a successful future together.’

Is this summer the time for Southampton’s stars to join a bigger club and further their careers or is there no need to escape the exciting project on the south coast? Let us know your thoughts below.

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