Unlike other summer transfer windows, Southampton are yet to undergo their annual transfer raid, which has got their fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern hopeful for a strong season ahead.
The club have so far fended off interest from Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea for standout defender Virgil van Dijk.
The Dutchman has been consistently linked with a move away from St Mary’s since the turn of the year and was at the centre of a controversial pursuit by Liverpool, but the Saints hierarchy are determined to keep the in-demand 26-year-old.
The south coast side to have a new manager at the helm. Claude Puel was sacked and has been replaced by Mauricio Pellegrino. The Argentine has signed a three-year contract at St Mary’s after leaving La Liga outfit Alaves.
The Saints have been linked with less incomings than departures, but there are a number of targets who could make the starting XI next season.
Take a look at the potential Southampton XI to face Swansea on the opening day…