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Mario Lemina: Southampton sign Juventus midfielder in £18.1m deal

Mario Lemina had been linked with a number of Premier League clubs this summer (Image credit: Getty Images)

Southampton have signed Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina in a club record deal worth up to £18.1m (20m euros) on a five-year deal. The Gabon international, 23, made 42 appearances for Juve in two seasons, moving on loan from Marseille in 2015 before a £7.5m move last summer. The Saints will pay an initial £15.4m with the rest depending on his ...

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Virgil van Dijk: Southampton defender hands in transfer request

Virgil van Dijk has been at Southampton since 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has handed in a transfer request and says he wants to play European football. The Netherlands centre-back is wanted by a number of clubs and had said he wanted to move to Liverpool. The 26-year-old said he had handed in the request after saying Southampton were about to fine him two weeks wages. “I would like ...

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Claude Puel: Southampton sack manager after one season in charge

Puel presided over 19 wins, 10 draws and 18 defeats in all competitions at Southampton (Image credit: Reuters)

Southampton have sacked manager Claude Puel after one season in charge. The 55-year-old Frenchman, who was appointed in June 2016, led Saints to eighth in the Premier League last season despite losing 16 games. They also reached the League Cup final, their first major final since 2003. A Southampton statement read: “The search for a new management team is under ...

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Southampton 0-0 Manchester United: Sergio Romero ensures Red Devils avoid third straight Premier League defeat

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Southampton struggled to relieve the pressure building on manager Claude Puel after an under-strength Manchester United held them to a 0-0 home draw. Saints chairman Ralph Krueger has refused to offer assurances surrounding the Frenchman’s future despite him leading them to the brink of an eighth-placed finish and this partly demonstrated why. Puel’s future is to be discussed at the ...

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Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton: Saints seal victory against relegated Boro

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Southampton emerged victorious from a lifeless clash at relegated Middlesbrough, where disillusioned fans made their anger clear as the Riverside bid a meek farewell to Premier League football. Boro’s return to the Championship was confirmed by Monday’s defeat at champions Chelsea and their final top-flight home match brought precious little relief. Under-fire Claude Puel’s much-changed Southampton side secured a 2-1 ...

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Chelsea 4-2 Southampton: Blues take step closer to landing Premier League title

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Diego Costa ended his lean streak with a double as Premier League leaders Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 to restore their seven-point advantage over Tottenham. Cesc Fabregas, Costa and Eden Hazard were substitutes in last Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs, largely because of the proximity of this fixture. And all three were instrumental as Antonio Conte’s side moved within ...

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Southampton 1-0 Liverpool: Nathan Redmond hits winner to give Saints EFL Cup semi-final advantage

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Southampton take a slender advantage into the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final after narrowly beating Liverpool at St Mary’s. Nathan Redmond scored the decisive goal in a dominant Saints performance to ensure Claude Puel’s side travel to Anfield with something to hold onto. Liverpool, who decided to start with Loris Karius in goal, had their under fire goalkeeper ...

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