Southampton exodus continues
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Saints exodus continues
Football Italia believes that Morgan Schneiderlin is the next big name ready to quit Southampton, with Rafa Benitez's Napoli the most likely destination for the French midfielder.
With manager Mauricio Pochettino leaving St. Mary's and a raft of first-team stars following him out the exit door -- Luke Shaw (to Manchester United), Rickie Lambert (to Liverpool) and Adam Lallana (also close to a move to Merseyside) -- it seems like the Saints may struggle to field a full XI once Aug. 16 rolls around.
Napoli have apparently offered Southampton 12 million euros plus 30-year-old Macedonian striker Goran Pandev for the French international, who is currently on duty at the World Cup.
Spurs want Swan
Speaking of Mauricio Pochettino, all has been pretty quiet down at White Hart Lane during the World Cup -- as Dan Fitch has attested to.
That may change soon, with The Mirror reporting that Pochettino's first recruit will be Swansea's Welsh left-back Ben Davies.
Alan Nixon is convinced that 8 million pound deal is all but done, and that this will spell the end of Danny Rose's time in London. Where will Rose go? TT thinks Sunderland will be picking up the phone any minute now.
Villa doing it on the cheap
Not so much of a transfer rumour, but rather a no-transfers rumour.
Metro understands that Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert only has 10 million pounds to spend this transfer window -- and that includes player wages too.
Owner Randy Lerner appears set to sell the Birmingham-based outfit in the near future and -- perhaps understandably -- is looking to reduce the amount of money he is investing in the club.
Joe Cole and Philippe Senderos have already joined the club on free transfers, and it looks like Lambert will need to rely on more out-of-contract players if he is to add to his squad this window.
- Stoke City are willing to loosen the purse strings to sign Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kiev. The Stoke Sentinel says that the Potters will table 12 million pound bid in an effort to lure the winger to the Britannia.
- Let's face it -- Luis Suarez's name pops up on the transfer rumour mill fairly often -- so we'll keep this short. Marca are reporting that Liverpool owner John Henry has slapped a 85 million euro price tag on the controversial Uruguayan. Let's see if that is enough (if there isn't already) to put off Barcelona and Real Madrid.
- Voetbal International are reporting that Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi will finalise a move from Feyenoord to FC Porto once the World Cup wraps up.