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Defender signing Saints "priority" after Gardos injury blow

Daily Echo:

10:26pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

Ronald Koeman has made the hunt for at least one new centre half his top priority after learning Florin Gardos faces months out through injury.

Koeman happy with Southampton progress

Daily Echo:

10:23pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

Ronald Koeman is pleased with Saints’ pre-season progress and what he described as a “great week” in Holland.

Southampton get perfect night ahead of another Dutch test

Daily Echo:

10:18pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

There was a sense of real anticipation as the ramp that reveals the tunnel at De Kuip lifted into the air ten minutes before kick-off.

Saints ready for Feyenoord test

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

5:00am Thursday 23rd July 2015

Saints will tonight take part in one of the biggest pre-season games in the club’s history with up to 50,000 fans expected to pack Feyenoord’s ground to welcome back their former heroes.

Rodriguez return a massive boost

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

It’s a well overused cliché to say that having an injured player back will be like getting a new signing.

J-Rod hits hat-trick as injury comeback continues

Daily Echo:

7:51pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

Jay Rodriguez continued his comeback from injury with a hat-trick as Saints smashed KVV Quick 1920 10-0.

COMMENT: Saints search for just one final piece of jigsaw

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 21st July 2015

Saints’ summer of strengthening is heading towards a logical conclusion, and it’s fair to say there is not too much more work to do.

COMMENT: Tadic could be Southampton's key man

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 20th July 2015

Dusan Tadic’s second season at Saints could see the Serbian establish himself as one of the Premier League’s best attacking talents.

Koeman pleased with Saints win

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

2:25pm Sunday 19th July 2015

Ronald Koeman was taking plenty of positives from Saints’ 3-0 win over FC Groningen.

Southampton secure first pre-season win

Daily Echo:

3:28pm Saturday 18th July 2015

Saints secured their first win of pre-season with a 3-0 victory over FC Groningen.

Southampton face Vitesse in Europa League qualifier

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

12:15pm Friday 17th July 2015

Saints will face Vitesse in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

A quick guide to Southampton's potential Europa League opponents

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

9:03am Friday 17th July 2015

The go to guide for Saints' potential Europa League opponents

REVEALED: Who Southampton could face in Europa League qualifier

Daily Echo:

8:39am Friday 17th July 2015

Saints are starting to plot potential opponents after UEFA confirmed the Europa League pots for today’s third qualifying round draw - with Ronald Koeman's team one of the seeded sides.

Southampton prepare to find out Europa League opponents

Daily Echo:

6:30am Friday 17th July 2015

Saints will learn their first European opponents this season when the Europa League draw takes place in Switzerland tomorrow.

COMMENT: Schneiderlin a welcome Lowe legacy - the full story

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin

8:00pm Monday 13th July 2015

It was May 28, 2008, that the name of Morgan Schneiderlin first reached my ears.

Clasie signing to continue Southampton's excellent transfer record

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

Saints are hoping to tie up the signing of Jordy Clasie imminently as a replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin – and make a tidy profit in the process.

Southampton table bids for new signings

Daily Echo: Les Reed

7:06pm Friday 10th July 2015

Saints have bids in for players and are hoping to push ahead for a new signing in the next 48 hours.

Koeman ready to unleash Southampton's big guns

Daily Echo:

12:53pm Friday 10th July 2015

Ronald Koeman is ready to unleash the big guns as Saints continue their pre-season preparations.

Southampton consider options as Toby Alderweireld joins Spurs

Daily Echo: Toby Alderweireld

6:00am Thursday 9th July 2015

Saints are continuing to assess their options after Toby Alderweireld turned down a move to St Mary’s in favour of a switch to Tottenham.

Rodriguez scores twice in Southampton comeback

Daily Echo:

6:52pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

Jay Rodriguez marked his Saints comeback with two goals as the club lost their first pre-season friendly 5-4 to RB Leipzig.

Saints young guns to get chance to shine

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

7:00am Wednesday 8th July 2015

Ronald Koeman will give his young guns a chance to impress in pre-season – starting with tonight’s first game of the summer against RB Leipzig.

Southampton to stand firm over Clyne as Liverpool eye defender

Daily Echo: Nathaniel Clyne

7:26am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Saints are set to stand firm over Liverpool’s pursuit of Nathaniel Clyne.

Slattery signs first Saints pro deal

Daily Echo:

10:20pm Monday 22nd June 2015

SAINTS youngster Callum Slattery has agreed a first professional contract with the club.

Austin not a Southampton target

Daily Echo:

2:21pm Monday 22nd June 2015

Saints have no interest in signing QPR striker Charlie Austin.

Southampton still in pole position for Alderweireld

Daily Echo: Toby Alderweireld

6:00am Saturday 20th June 2015

Saints remain in pole position in the chase for Toby Alderweireld despite the Belgian defender having been offered to Premier League champions Chelsea.

Southampton signings set to continue

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 19th June 2015

Saints took their summer spending to £8.5m in the space of just 48 hours as they continue to beef up their squad ready for the challenges of European football.

Soares completes Southampton move

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 19th June 2015

Saints have completed their second signing in three days after the £3.5m capture of Cedric Soares.

Soares leaves Southampton ready for Clyne departure

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 18th June 2015

Saints are preparing for the potential departure of Nathaniel Clyne by closing in on a £3.5m deal for Cedric Soares.

Southampton close in on second summer signing

Daily Echo:

12:59pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

Saints could wrap up their second summer signing by the end of week.

Southampton chase £5m Juanmi signing

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 16th June 2015

Saints are hoping to make Spanish international striker Juanmi their first summer signing – but face competition for his signature from at least four other Premier League clubs.

NEW KIT LAUNCH: Southampton set to go green

Daily Echo:

6:30am Friday 12th June 2015

SAINTS are set to dazzle the Premier League next season after unveiling a new green away kit.

Southampton keen to avoid Alderweireld bidding war

Daily Echo: Toby Alderweireld

6:00am Saturday 6th June 2015

Saints face an uphill task as they attempt to avoid getting dragged into a bidding war for Toby Alderweireld.

Not holiday time yet for Saints stars

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 5th June 2015

Dreams of sandy beaches and summer holidays are still on hold for half of the Saints squad who have joined up with their nations ahead of the latest round of internationals.

Southampton consider Stekelenburg move

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 4th June 2015

Saints are weighing up a move for Dutch keeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Ward-Prowse and Targett named in England's Euros squad

Daily Echo:

4:17pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Saints duo James Ward-Prowse and Matt Targett are in the England squad for this summer's Under-21 European Championships.

Southampton look to move on £25m pair

Daily Echo: Dani Osvaldo

6:00am Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Saints are set to cut their losses on Dani Osvaldo and Gaston Ramirez this summer.

Southampton fans dream of Euro travels

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

9:04am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

SAINTS fans could have to travel more than 5,000 miles to watch their team in action in Europa League qualifiers.

Saints' Europa League race is on!

Daily Echo:

7:27am Monday 1st June 2015

SAINTS are frantically planning for next season with just 59 days until they enter European competition for only the eighth time in the club’s history.

Saints qualify for Europa League

Daily Echo:

7:50pm Saturday 30th May 2015

Saints will play European football next season after Arsenal won the FA Cup final.

Theo helps Southampton into Europe

Daily Echo:

7:22pm Saturday 30th May 2015

FORMER Saints star Theo Walcott helped his old club qualify for European football for the first time in more than a decade as he scored for Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Saints still hope for Clyne deal with Liverpool primed for second bid

Daily Echo: Nathaniel Clyne

10:30pm Friday 29th May 2015

Saints have not given up hope of convincing Nathaniel Clyne to sign a new contract with the club – but are bracing themselves for a second offer from Liverpool.

Southampton's £80m cash bonanza

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

6:00am Friday 29th May 2015

Saints have banked a club record cash jackpot of nearly £80m for their stunning season.

The Verdict: What a season for sensational Southampton

Daily Echo:

8:00am Monday 25th May 2015

Numbers and statistics fade in the memory, performances and players don’t.

Koeman wants Southampton Euro qualification no matter what

Daily Echo: web koeman.jpg

6:00am Monday 25th May 2015

Ronald Koeman insists Saints still want to qualify for the Europa League even though it will mean starting their season in July.

Southampton confident on Clyne deal

Daily Echo: clyne.jpg

7:30pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Saints remain confident that Nathaniel Clyne will sign a new contract with the club next week.

Manchester City 2-0 Southampton: Koeman hails "amazing season"

Daily Echo:

6:28pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Ronald Koeman admitted Saints’ recent away form has cost them even better than seventh place but still hailed an “amazing season” for the club.

Southampton boss Koeman in bullish mood ahead of City game

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

3:24pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Ronald Koeman has insisted it will still be a fantastic season for Saints even if they fail to make the Europa League.

Rodriguez won't figure in Saints finale

Daily Echo:

3:15pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jay Rodriguez will not feature for Saints in their final game of the season at Manchester City.

PHOTOS: Fonte does the Southampton double

Daily Echo:

12:28am Thursday 21st May 2015

Saints captain Jose Fonte scooped a double at the club's end of season awards dinner.

Ward-Prowse hoping for double joy at end of memorable Saints season

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 20th May 2015

James Ward-Prowse is hoping to round off a memorable season by helping Saints qualify for Europe and being named in the England under-21 squad for this summer’s European Championships.

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