However according to talkSPORT, the Saints are being forced to ward off interest in goalscorer Jack Cork.
Reports suggest that Crystal Palace are interested in signing the former Chelsea midfielder but Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says the midfielder is going nowhere.
“He is a player of Southampton, a player for the midfield position,” he said. “There were a lot of rumours but Jack is doing very good with ambition to stay at Southampton.
“OK, if there is any possibility for him and he is not happy then he knows the door is open to my office, he can come to talk. Then we will see what the best is for everyone in this situation.”
Southampton have endured a tough summer having lost numerous star players this summer including Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw.
However, the south coast club held a firm stance when it came to letting Tottenham target Morgan Schneiderlin leave this summer and it appears to be the same for Cork.
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