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Surely these 2 players won’t be in Pellegrino’s first Southampton match-day squad next season

Saints fans in the Football Transfer Tavern reckon Southampton’s prime transfer target is already at the club.

If they can maintain the services of Virgil van Dijk this summer with the addition of some promising talent the Saints could surprise a few this season, however, it is now not looking likely that the Dutchman will stay at St Mary’s.

In truth, the south-coast side have surprised all of us by maintaining their top 10 status year after year.

That’s despite the club’s annual summer raid which sees their best players often snatched by Liverpool.

The Reds have returned this summer in pursuit of Van Dijk, but Jurgen Klopp’s side were forced to make an embarrassing public apology to Saints and end interest after the south coast side complained to the Premier League about tapping up.

With the signing of Polish centre-back Jan Bednarek and more additions surely on their way, new boss Mauricio Pellegrino could have an exciting squad for the opening day.

Which means these TWO players are likely to not be in Pellegrino’s first match day squad next season…

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