Adkins silent on Saints transfers

Daily Echo: Davide Astori (right) Davide Astori (right)

Nigel Adkins has again refused to comment on Saints’ January transfer plans, despite the club continuing to be linked with a string of high-profile stars.

Cagliari defender Davide Astori has been the most heavily rumoured target, with St Mary’s chief Nicola Cortese attempting to work out a deal for the Italian centre half.

However, AC Milan are said to be keen on signing the 26-year-old too, although his valuation of about £12m has been proving hard for anyone to meet.

It has also been reported that Saints have made an approach to Bologna, the club they signed Gastón Ramírez from last summer, for Frederik Sørensen.

The Serie A side do not wish to sell the Danish centre back, 20, and any potential deal is further complicated by the player being co-owned by Juventus.

Saints’ desire for a new centre half is heightened by the injury to José Fonte, who was stretchered off in last week’s FA Cup tie with Chelsea and is likely to be sidelined for a number of weeks.

Adkins was keeping quiet when it came to any potential deals, however.

“It is fair to say it is better to keep all your cards as close to your chest as possible,” he said, when asked about Astori.

“I am not saying there is interest but, hypothetically, if people are having conversations it is better to keep all of those conversations quiet.

“We have done that notoriously well at Southampton.

“We don’t want things to be done publicly in the media and we believe that is the best way to do it.”

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8:27am Fri 11 Jan 13

mbetts says...

Shock horror! Saints stay tight lipped over transfer target shocker! When was the last time anybody at the club told the media who they were chasing before making a bid? Prior to the current regime.
Shock horror! Saints stay tight lipped over transfer target shocker! When was the last time anybody at the club told the media who they were chasing before making a bid? Prior to the current regime. mbetts

8:42am Fri 11 Jan 13

Puddletown Saint says...

Samba and Douglas. COYR
Samba and Douglas. COYR Puddletown Saint

8:48am Fri 11 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.
What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

8:57am Fri 11 Jan 13

Clever Dick says...

Next Echo headline. " Saints keeping silent on injuries" Tell us something we don't know!
Next Echo headline. " Saints keeping silent on injuries" Tell us something we don't know! Clever Dick

9:04am Fri 11 Jan 13

Mush On The Beach says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.
Seems a bit daft for 2 clubs to own a player and I would imagine adds complications in getting a deal through. Remember the aggro in trying to sign Buttner when there was a 3rd party non football owner involved. I believe these are both common practices in South America in particular.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.[/p][/quote]Seems a bit daft for 2 clubs to own a player and I would imagine adds complications in getting a deal through. Remember the aggro in trying to sign Buttner when there was a 3rd party non football owner involved. I believe these are both common practices in South America in particular. Mush On The Beach

9:07am Fri 11 Jan 13

Clever Dick says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.
Seems a bit daft for 2 clubs to own a player and I would imagine adds complications in getting a deal through. Remember the aggro in trying to sign Buttner when there was a 3rd party non football owner involved. I believe these are both common practices in South America in particular.
The Buttner situation didn't seem to be too much of a probem to Manure did it? Anyway every cloud has a silver lining. Would Shaw be our LB if we'd signed him?
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.[/p][/quote]Seems a bit daft for 2 clubs to own a player and I would imagine adds complications in getting a deal through. Remember the aggro in trying to sign Buttner when there was a 3rd party non football owner involved. I believe these are both common practices in South America in particular.[/p][/quote]The Buttner situation didn't seem to be too much of a probem to Manure did it? Anyway every cloud has a silver lining. Would Shaw be our LB if we'd signed him? Clever Dick

9:09am Fri 11 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

Of course NA is silent on this subject he's not talking to NC and in any event no money!!!
Of course NA is silent on this subject he's not talking to NC and in any event no money!!! saintlysoul

9:27am Fri 11 Jan 13

Velleity says...

Now a really *big* story would be "Saints discuss internal business in public"
Now a really *big* story would be "Saints discuss internal business in public" Velleity

9:32am Fri 11 Jan 13

petethephantom says...

g'day from down under
seems gary hooper celtic is going to norwich

anyway would rather be in soton at the moment
in sydney tommorrow the temp is forcast for 45 deg celcius.... too bloody hot...... stay cool guys and COYR
g'day from down under seems gary hooper celtic is going to norwich anyway would rather be in soton at the moment in sydney tommorrow the temp is forcast for 45 deg celcius.... too bloody hot...... stay cool guys and COYR petethephantom

9:34am Fri 11 Jan 13

SaintAsh1964 says...

saintlysoul wrote:
Of course NA is silent on this subject he's not talking to NC and in any event no money!!!
Facts please, where's your proof on either comment?
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Of course NA is silent on this subject he's not talking to NC and in any event no money!!![/p][/quote]Facts please, where's your proof on either comment? SaintAsh1964

9:49am Fri 11 Jan 13

Rising_Son says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Of course NA is silent on this subject he's not talking to NC and in any event no money!!!
Facts please, where's your proof on either comment?
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Of course NA is silent on this subject he's not talking to NC and in any event no money!!![/p][/quote]Facts please, where's your proof on either comment?[/p][/quote]Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Rising_Son

9:54am Fri 11 Jan 13

Rising_Son says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.
I should imagine it's a bit like a sell on clause. I think when Ramirez signed, we either had to pay his old Uruguayan club something or pay them 30% or something like when we sold him.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.[/p][/quote]I should imagine it's a bit like a sell on clause. I think when Ramirez signed, we either had to pay his old Uruguayan club something or pay them 30% or something like when we sold him. Rising_Son

10:04am Fri 11 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Rising_Son wrote:
SaintAsh1964 wrote:
saintlysoul wrote:
Of course NA is silent on this subject he's not talking to NC and in any event no money!!!
Facts please, where's your proof on either comment?
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
W..............U....
............M
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: Of course NA is silent on this subject he's not talking to NC and in any event no money!!![/p][/quote]Facts please, where's your proof on either comment?[/p][/quote]Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.[/p][/quote]W..............U.... ............M SaintMax

11:51am Fri 11 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.
Seems a bit daft for 2 clubs to own a player and I would imagine adds complications in getting a deal through. Remember the aggro in trying to sign Buttner when there was a 3rd party non football owner involved. I believe these are both common practices in South America in particular.
It is common practice in Italy, see http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Co-ownershi
p_(football)
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.[/p][/quote]Seems a bit daft for 2 clubs to own a player and I would imagine adds complications in getting a deal through. Remember the aggro in trying to sign Buttner when there was a 3rd party non football owner involved. I believe these are both common practices in South America in particular.[/p][/quote]It is common practice in Italy, see http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Co-ownershi p_(football) OSPREYSAINT

12:41pm Fri 11 Jan 13

St_Ron says...

petethephantom wrote:
g'day from down under
seems gary hooper celtic is going to norwich

anyway would rather be in soton at the moment
in sydney tommorrow the temp is forcast for 45 deg celcius.... too bloody hot...... stay cool guys and COYR
Strewthh that's hot , glad we are not going for Hooper , Nigel's ex Scunthorpe players haven't worked out all too well..forecast for snow next week. crikey!
[quote][p][bold]petethephantom[/bold] wrote: g'day from down under seems gary hooper celtic is going to norwich anyway would rather be in soton at the moment in sydney tommorrow the temp is forcast for 45 deg celcius.... too bloody hot...... stay cool guys and COYR[/p][/quote]Strewthh that's hot , glad we are not going for Hooper , Nigel's ex Scunthorpe players haven't worked out all too well..forecast for snow next week. crikey! St_Ron

12:48pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Brusher Mills says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote: What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.
Seems a bit daft for 2 clubs to own a player and I would imagine adds complications in getting a deal through. Remember the aggro in trying to sign Buttner when there was a 3rd party non football owner involved. I believe these are both common practices in South America in particular.
It is common practice in Italy, see http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Co-ownershi p_(football)
Obviously never played football manager.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.[/p][/quote]Seems a bit daft for 2 clubs to own a player and I would imagine adds complications in getting a deal through. Remember the aggro in trying to sign Buttner when there was a 3rd party non football owner involved. I believe these are both common practices in South America in particular.[/p][/quote]It is common practice in Italy, see http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Co-ownershi p_(football)[/p][/quote]Obviously never played football manager. Brusher Mills

2:18pm Fri 11 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

If you want to see some real speculation and B/S:- http://www.football-
rumours.co.uk/southa
mpton-rumours.php .... is the site for you
If you want to see some real speculation and B/S:- http://www.football- rumours.co.uk/southa mpton-rumours.php .... is the site for you OSPREYSAINT

3:39pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

St_Ron wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
g'day from down under
seems gary hooper celtic is going to norwich

anyway would rather be in soton at the moment
in sydney tommorrow the temp is forcast for 45 deg celcius.... too bloody hot...... stay cool guys and COYR
Strewthh that's hot , glad we are not going for Hooper , Nigel's ex Scunthorpe players haven't worked out all too well..forecast for snow next week. crikey!
Pete, time to crack open a cold one, methinks!

Hope you manage to steer clear of the forest fires.
[quote][p][bold]St_Ron[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]petethephantom[/bold] wrote: g'day from down under seems gary hooper celtic is going to norwich anyway would rather be in soton at the moment in sydney tommorrow the temp is forcast for 45 deg celcius.... too bloody hot...... stay cool guys and COYR[/p][/quote]Strewthh that's hot , glad we are not going for Hooper , Nigel's ex Scunthorpe players haven't worked out all too well..forecast for snow next week. crikey![/p][/quote]Pete, time to crack open a cold one, methinks! Hope you manage to steer clear of the forest fires. Strasbourg Saint

8:36pm Fri 11 Jan 13

theocelot says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.
I remember this from football manager lol. I believe majority shareholder gets the player but other team have option to pay up the other half of his value and acquire them. Or in this case pay two clubs a fee. Its surprisingly common in Italian football.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: What's this rubbish about a player being co-owned? I thought that wasn't allowed. If it is it shouldn't be.[/p][/quote]I remember this from football manager lol. I believe majority shareholder gets the player but other team have option to pay up the other half of his value and acquire them. Or in this case pay two clubs a fee. Its surprisingly common in Italian football. theocelot

8:37pm Fri 11 Jan 13

theocelot says...

Or just read the wiki article above I failed to notice.
Or just read the wiki article above I failed to notice. theocelot

11:54pm Fri 11 Jan 13

chingchongsaint says...

Wake up, Adkins can't comment because he doesn't know anything about signings - they're nothing to do with him. He's a tracksuit coach who's allowed to wear a suit. Look at it, the old guard are all Pardew signings, (Lambert, Fonte etc) the new good players are all Cortese marquee signings, chosen to increase global marketing clout (Lee, Mayuka, Ramirez, Yoshida) Adkins knows nothing about the newer players and has no idea how to play them (Lee, Mayuka) and his own choices have been shipped out (sharp, etc) Di Matteo or Gross will be in by end of week in order to attract more marquee signings. Cortese's seeing Dallas, Adkins is more emmerdale
Wake up, Adkins can't comment because he doesn't know anything about signings - they're nothing to do with him. He's a tracksuit coach who's allowed to wear a suit. Look at it, the old guard are all Pardew signings, (Lambert, Fonte etc) the new good players are all Cortese marquee signings, chosen to increase global marketing clout (Lee, Mayuka, Ramirez, Yoshida) Adkins knows nothing about the newer players and has no idea how to play them (Lee, Mayuka) and his own choices have been shipped out (sharp, etc) Di Matteo or Gross will be in by end of week in order to attract more marquee signings. Cortese's seeing Dallas, Adkins is more emmerdale chingchongsaint

10:26pm Sun 13 Jan 13

upwherewebelong says...

i've resigned myself to no transfers being done that excite me. Adkins has in my view made an error by allowing this so called "recruitment department" to be set up. They are in my view a joke and this wasn't eased when I saw the "head" of the department had never played at the top level. NA should have the only say in transfers in my view. Then the problem becomes is he a big enough name to attract TOP players ?
i've resigned myself to no transfers being done that excite me. Adkins has in my view made an error by allowing this so called "recruitment department" to be set up. They are in my view a joke and this wasn't eased when I saw the "head" of the department had never played at the top level. NA should have the only say in transfers in my view. Then the problem becomes is he a big enough name to attract TOP players ? upwherewebelong

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