Saints director Les Reed has taken the unusual step of addressing the media before Mauricio Pochettino's weekly pre-match press match conference to try and quell speculation.

Reed, who confirmed he is charge of all football matters at Saints and consults daily with Pochettino, insisted that the club had received no offers for any players, and did not intend a firesale this summer.

He labelled speculation that some big name players are on the verge of agreeing deals for mega money moves as “misinformed.”

Reed also said that both he and Pochettino were comfortable with the manager’s contract situation, but it still looks unlikely to be discussed further until the summer.