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Man United target closing in on deal, club confident player will sign

Southampton fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are nervously awaiting news on the future of their captain and hero, Jose Fonte as rumours mount over the Euro 2016 winner’s future.

Southampton defender, Jose Fonte, has been linked with moves to both Man United and Arsenal in recent weeks as Mourinho and Wenger look to strengthen before the end of the window.

According to reports in the Telegraph, in light of the links the Saints are preparing to offer their key man a huge new contract in order to deter interest from Premier League rivals and make him one of the top earners at the club.

As per the Telegraph’s report, the Portuguese international, who currently earns £45k a week, is set for a wage hike that will take him to around the £70k mark, and the powers that be at St. Mary’s are confident it will be enough to keep the former Crystal Palace man.

Our Landlord reckons that Claude Puel will want any deal that is in the pipeline to be confirmed by the time that his side travel to Manchester to face Mourinho and the Red Devils on Friday night.

Saints fans, we want to hear from you! What do you make of the links surrounding Fonte? How big of a loss would he be? Let us know in the comments below…

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