Saints linked with Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider swap deal with Dani Osvaldo

Saints linked with Inter Milan midfielder swap deal with Osvaldo

Saints linked with Inter Milan midfielder swap deal with Osvaldo

First published in Sport

SAINTS are being linked with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider as part of a deal for striker Dani Osvaldo.

The Serie A club are keen to take the 28-year-old Italian international on loan and are said to be willing to send a player in the opposite direction to help ease the negotiations.

Algerian international Taider is thought to be that man, with reports in Italy suggesting he is set to make a decision imminently on whether he wants to make the move.

The 22-year-old central midfielder has previously played for Bologna and Grenoble, and was part of the Algeria squad that competed in this summer’s World Cup.

In total, he has been capped 13 times by his country.

Taider made 25 league appearances for Inter last season, with 13 coming as a starter.

Saints would ideally like to sell Osvaldo, who has endured a disastrous year at the club since becoming their record signing, in order to recoup a significant proportion of the £12.9m they paid to Roma for him.

However, with interested parties seemingly keen only on a temporary move initially, they may be forced to accept that.

Saints are also said to be keen on another player who competed in Brazil this summer – Sporting Lisbon’s Argentine defender Marcos Rojo – while a deal for Celtic keeper Fraser Forster looks increasingly likely, with the club understood to be confident of securing his services.

An initial bid was rejected for the England international earlier this month, but Saints have continued in their attempts to reach an agreement with the Scottish champions.

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10:38am Thu 31 Jul 14

This is Southampton and we are the Saints says...

God he's said he will not join us do try to keep up!
God he's said he will not join us do try to keep up! This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: 0

10:41am Thu 31 Jul 14

This is Southampton and we are the Saints says...

Oh and dani Osvaldo has twitted a picture of him in an inter shirt so again try to keep up! Shabby journalism
Oh and dani Osvaldo has twitted a picture of him in an inter shirt so again try to keep up! Shabby journalism This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: 1

11:11am Thu 31 Jul 14

Norwegian Saint says...

The picture is not Osvaldo in a Inter shirt... the tattoos do not match
The picture is not Osvaldo in a Inter shirt... the tattoos do not match Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 7

11:14am Thu 31 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
The picture is not Osvaldo in a Inter shirt... the tattoos do not match
You're right but the bolt through the neck looks the same?
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: The picture is not Osvaldo in a Inter shirt... the tattoos do not match[/p][/quote]You're right but the bolt through the neck looks the same? jls217
  • Score: 7

11:17am Thu 31 Jul 14

st.ranger says...

JFDI!
JFDI! st.ranger
  • Score: 4

11:32am Thu 31 Jul 14

bullsbags says...

I'd swap him for gully
I'd swap him for gully bullsbags
  • Score: 3

12:40pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Norwegian Saint says...

jls217 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: The picture is not Osvaldo in a Inter shirt... the tattoos do not match
You're right but the bolt through the neck looks the same?
heeheee... that made me chuckle
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: The picture is not Osvaldo in a Inter shirt... the tattoos do not match[/p][/quote]You're right but the bolt through the neck looks the same?[/p][/quote]heeheee... that made me chuckle Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 1

1:08pm Thu 31 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Good ! I would SWAP HIM for PIZZA , it s tastier and fulfilling . UNLIKE Danni
Good ! I would SWAP HIM for PIZZA , it s tastier and fulfilling . UNLIKE Danni SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Chapperall says...

Get rid. However not on a loan as like Juventus they won't want him back next season. Best take a loss and move on. The only signing MOPO was involved in and he was useless from day 1!
Midfielders we are not desperate for its a CB
Get rid. However not on a loan as like Juventus they won't want him back next season. Best take a loss and move on. The only signing MOPO was involved in and he was useless from day 1! Midfielders we are not desperate for its a CB Chapperall
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Thu 31 Jul 14

CB FRY LIVES says...

Chapperall wrote:
Get rid. However not on a loan as like Juventus they won't want him back next season. Best take a loss and move on. The only signing MOPO was involved in and he was useless from day 1!
Midfielders we are not desperate for its a CB
Shows what a useless manager MOPO really was.
Relegation beckons under him at Trottenham Crapspurs.
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: Get rid. However not on a loan as like Juventus they won't want him back next season. Best take a loss and move on. The only signing MOPO was involved in and he was useless from day 1! Midfielders we are not desperate for its a CB[/p][/quote]Shows what a useless manager MOPO really was. Relegation beckons under him at Trottenham Crapspurs. CB FRY LIVES
  • Score: 0

2:57pm Thu 31 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

The ONLY positive is that we won't have to pay him his wages, but will we ever recoup any of the fee we paid for him?
The ONLY positive is that we won't have to pay him his wages, but will we ever recoup any of the fee we paid for him? redandy10
  • Score: 3

5:20pm Thu 31 Jul 14

one in the crowd says...

Saints are determined not to spend any money out, all they want are players on loan. That £ 100M + received from selling the team will never be used to build the team back up, it's almost certainly in the bank in Switzerland now. They will try to keep the club ticking over and sell to the highest bidder, it's standing out a mile for all to see now.
Saints are determined not to spend any money out, all they want are players on loan. That £ 100M + received from selling the team will never be used to build the team back up, it's almost certainly in the bank in Switzerland now. They will try to keep the club ticking over and sell to the highest bidder, it's standing out a mile for all to see now. one in the crowd
  • Score: -15

6:28pm Thu 31 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

one in the crowd wrote:
Saints are determined not to spend any money out, all they want are players on loan. That £ 100M + received from selling the team will never be used to build the team back up, it's almost certainly in the bank in Switzerland now. They will try to keep the club ticking over and sell to the highest bidder, it's standing out a mile for all to see now.
total ****. you are a moron.
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: Saints are determined not to spend any money out, all they want are players on loan. That £ 100M + received from selling the team will never be used to build the team back up, it's almost certainly in the bank in Switzerland now. They will try to keep the club ticking over and sell to the highest bidder, it's standing out a mile for all to see now.[/p][/quote]total ****. you are a moron. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 10

7:40pm Thu 31 Jul 14

beanwalking says...

A number of people has termed MoPo a useless manager, Possible, But I liked the way he played and got the players to play his way. Exciting Gung Ho may be, Lost to many games from winning positions. Defiantly. BUT this time last year we finished what 14th in the league. There were not many teams out there wanting to buy any of our players. If we were asked the question last year what price would you put on your players heads who would have said £100 million plus. So like MoPo or not, he certainly increased the value of our players and made them better players. Who would have bet that 3 of our English players would have gone to the world cup this time last year. The only bad signing he made was that knobhead Osvaldo. Victor made a great improvement to the central position , and Lovren made a big difference to the centre back position. So 2 good signings out of 3 is not that bad,
Personally i am looking forward to the new season as always and i have a funny feeling its going to get better and better now RK is on board the bus.
Just my thoughts thats all.
A number of people has termed MoPo a useless manager, Possible, But I liked the way he played and got the players to play his way. Exciting Gung Ho may be, Lost to many games from winning positions. Defiantly. BUT this time last year we finished what 14th in the league. There were not many teams out there wanting to buy any of our players. If we were asked the question last year what price would you put on your players heads who would have said £100 million plus. So like MoPo or not, he certainly increased the value of our players and made them better players. Who would have bet that 3 of our English players would have gone to the world cup this time last year. The only bad signing he made was that knobhead Osvaldo. Victor made a great improvement to the central position , and Lovren made a big difference to the centre back position. So 2 good signings out of 3 is not that bad, Personally i am looking forward to the new season as always and i have a funny feeling its going to get better and better now RK is on board the bus. Just my thoughts thats all. beanwalking
  • Score: 2

8:20pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Block 42 says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
Saints are determined not to spend any money out, all they want are players on loan. That £ 100M + received from selling the team will never be used to build the team back up, it's almost certainly in the bank in Switzerland now. They will try to keep the club ticking over and sell to the highest bidder, it's standing out a mile for all to see now.
total ****. you are a moron.
Possibly..we should be signing jay hernandez marcus rojo or wesley scneuder not wasting time with loanees..board wants players on the cheap
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: Saints are determined not to spend any money out, all they want are players on loan. That £ 100M + received from selling the team will never be used to build the team back up, it's almost certainly in the bank in Switzerland now. They will try to keep the club ticking over and sell to the highest bidder, it's standing out a mile for all to see now.[/p][/quote]total ****. you are a moron.[/p][/quote]Possibly..we should be signing jay hernandez marcus rojo or wesley scneuder not wasting time with loanees..board wants players on the cheap Block 42
  • Score: -3

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