JAN Poortvliet is confident Andrew Surman will stay at Saints after Reading pulled the plug on a potential move.
The Royals were expected to make a £2.5m swoop for the 21-year-old but it appears the move was part of a chain of transfers which has collapsed.
Poortvliet is delighted that he looks like hanging on to Surman having already had to sell Andrew Davies this week.
He said: "It's very quiet at the moment. Andrew was involved with Reading and there were more players involved with that - it was a good thing for Andrew himself because people have seen him and I myself think Andrew can play higher, in the Premier League.
"For us we want Andrew here and for him to stay here - for our future that is the best.
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