A day after being on the point of getting rid of Fraser Forster and Moi Elyounoussi Southampton are lining up a raid on Olivier Ntcham!
Self isolation has set in at the Glasgow based publisher with Record Sport Online claiming the exclusive news that the French midfielder is following the well-trodden path from Celtic Park to St Mary’s.
Like many EPL clubs Southampton are experiencing incredible uncertainty with the threat of having to repay broadcasters and the shadow of uncertainty about starting next season on time to keep Sky Sports sweet.
Three years after taking control of the south-coast club Gao Jisheng is looking to sell his 80% shareholding with no rush of investors in the current climate.
All sorts of speculation has surrounded the future of the club, yesterday the Record informed their army of readers:
Celtic have received a timely boost in their double pursuit of Fraser Forster and Mohamed Elyounoussi with Southampton facing fresh financial uncertainty.
The pair were key members of the Hoops side that delivered another Premiership title under Neil Lennon before the season was curtailed due to the pandemic.
The Premier League side are bracing for an “exodus” of first-team stars if they cant find a buyer – according to the Daily Star.
Chinese owner Gao Jisheng is desperately seeking a cut-price £150m sale for his 80 per cent stake in the club.
Roll the clock forward one day and it seems that the Saints are poised to do a Forster/Wanyama/van Dijk by snapping up Ntcham.
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The summer transfer window opens on June 10 but with so much uncertainty in the game transfer movement is expected to be at a minimum.