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Southampton eyeing in-form star in bid to kick on next season

Our Southampton fans here in the Transfer Tavern think a finish in the top ten this season would surely cap off a decent enough year for them.

For sure, it’s not been the year they have been used to in recent times where they have challenged for the European places but a run to the EFL Cup final was certainly exciting enough.

What Saints fans want now, though, is for Claude Puel to start building something at the club and avoid the usual departures of key players in the summer window.

Saying that, of course, is easier than doing that but it appears the French boss is looking to bring in quality players to help bolster their squad.

Indeed, according to The Mirror, he is looking at French international Mamadou Sakho with the defender currently on loan at Crystal Palace from Liverpool.

The centre-back has been in good form for the second half of this year, too, after being frozen out by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

He could be keen on a permanent move away, then, and Saints boss Puel will surely be hoping he can get him to sign.

Thoughts, Saints fans? Let us know below!

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