Mauricio Pochettino says Saints have “no intention” of signing anybody during the January transfer window.

Saints have been continually linked with a move for Italian centre half Davide Astori once again this month with many more rumours also doing the rounds.

Pochettino played down talk that Rickie Lambert or Dani Osvaldo could be about to depart the club, having already denied on numerous occasion that teenage left back Luke Shaw would be sold, and also scotched thoughts of a raft of January signings.

“We don’t have any intention to sign any players,” he said.

“In theory no we do not. There is no intention at the moment.

“There is still 22 days left in the transfer period and in that time we may change our minds but at this moment we don’t have any intention to buy any players.”