Southampton fans down in the Football Transfer Tavern are more downbeat than ever ahead of the new season.
Like most summers, the rumours surrounding the club are all seemingly focused on their best players leaving.
This year it’s Virgil van Dijk, Ryan Bertrand and Cedric Soares who have all been tipped for moves away.
There appears to be no way back for Van Dijk after the news that Dutchman that Southampton have left their wantaway skipper out of their squad for the pre-season trip to France.
While Chelsea are targeting both full-backs Bertrand and Soares after failing to secure deals for Benjamin Mendy and Danilo this summer.
Southampton’s only signing in Lech Poznan defender Jan Bednarek means it’s far from exciting times on the south-coast.
With the lack of incomings, a number of Mauricio Pellegrino’s players will fancy their chances in getting in the Argentine’s first match day squad.
Yet these TWO Saints men are still not guaranteed a start against Swansea.