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  • "OK Lets get real. We know deep down that we won't be splashing out in the transfer window.

    Since the squad has worked out its defensive problems and the results have firmed up there is less need for any massive outlay. In any event I don't think the owners will release a lot more money. They are not flamboyant Russian billionaires who want to be part of the "smart set".. they are a massive family concern who have put control in the hands of Cortese. Since Marcus died I dont think any of them have been seen. If they have then it has been very discreet. I admire that as it shows they believe the club is a good investment. Prudence will be far more evident than extravagance

    We certainly wont be shelling out for new goalkeepers. Nige will make use of what he's got already.

    I do not expect anything other than a few old names to moving on while they can still command a fee and some general tidying up.

    Maybe we will step in for additional Centre Back squad support but I don't expect any earth shaking news.

    We haven't seen anything of Tad Lee this season. Thats a pity as he's a permanent fixture in the Saints shop window in West Quay. We haven't seen much of Mayuka either so there's potential still to be explored in the squad.

    I very much doubt that much will be spent.

    If however Nigel and Nicola want to surprise me then great.

    In the meantime these threads will chug along fuelled by imagination, speculation, rumour and occasional outright lies.

    Happy New Year everybody !!"
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Southampton FC transfer rumours round-up - January 2013

Daily Echo: How many handshakes will the members of Saints' transfer committee be having after successful deals this January transfer window? How many handshakes will the members of Saints' transfer committee be having after successful deals this January transfer window?

The transfer rumour mill is in overdrive once again, the Daily Echo is helping all Saints fans keep tabs on who Saints have been linked to.

Below we're list all the rumours about who is joining and leaving Southampton this January, as Saints try and stay in the Premier League.

If you come across a rumour that is not listed here, email it to dan.kerins@dailyecho.co.uk or add it to the comments below.

Don't forget, that on transfer deadine day, we will once again be running our live coverage of all the ins-and-outs at St.Mary's as well as keeping you abreast of all the deals being done by Saints' Premier League rivals.

Linked with move to Saints

  • Scott Dann - Mail - £6m
  • Curtis Davies - Birmingham - Mirror - ?
  • Will Buckley - Brighton -  Mirror - £2m
  • Matt Phillips - Blackpool - Mail - £5.5m
  • Carlos Sanchez -- Rangers (Chile) - Sun - £1.5m
  • Michael Dawson - Spurs - Sun - £7.5m
  • Liam Trotter - Millwall - Mail - £2m
  • Paul Robinson - Blackburn - Mail - ?
  • Jack Butland - Birmingham - Mirror - £6m
  • Davide Astori - Cagliari - Star - £8m
  • Gary Hooper - Celtic - Mirror - £6m
  • Steve Gouhouri - Maccabi - Sky - ?
  • Matt Besler - Kansas City - Sun - ?
  • Abdul Kader Keita - Unattached - Sky - Free
  • Shane Lowry - Millwall - People - £1.5m
  • Scott Wiseman - Barnsley - Sun - ?
  • Harry Forrester - Aston Villa - Birmingham Mail - ?
  • Philipe Coutinho - Inter - La Gazzetta - £10m
  • Yossi Benayoun - Chelsea - Sun - Loan
  • Domenico Berardi - Sassuolo - Mail - ?
  • Nathan Redmond - Birmingham - Telegraph - £6m
  • Frederik Sorensen - Bologna - Tipsbladet - ?
  • Christian Gross - Unattached - Mail - Free
  • Roberto Di Matteo - Unattached - Mail - Free
  • Mauricio Pochettino - Unattached - Fichajes - Free
  • Sebastian Fernandez - Malaga - Sky Sports - Loan
  • Sergio Roberto - Barcelona - TalkSport - ?
  • William Vainqueur - Standard Liege - Sun - £2.5m
  • Matej Vydra - Udinese - CaughtOffside - ?
  • Vegard Forren - Molde - Echo - £4m - Done deal
  • John Stones - Barnsley - Mail - £1.5m
  • Mauro Zarate - Lazio - Corriere Dello Sport - ?
  • John Guidetto - Man City - Mirror - Loan
  • Lucas Biglia - Anderlecht - Mirror - £8m
  • Riquelme - Unattached - TFM - Free
  • Ricardo Alvarez - Inter - Ladbrokes - ?
  • Robert Firmino - Hoffenheim - Mail - £7m
  • Moussa Konate - FC Krasnodar - Sky - ?

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