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  • "Personally I'd rather they went for the Jordan Rhodes but not for silly money, I think Rodriguez, is a good player but not worth £6 million though, leave him to Wetspam.

    Rhodes however will be I think cheaper especially if Huddersfield don't make the Championship on Saturday, possibly with Barnard going the other way, with respect to Lee Clark and Simon Grayson Rhodes will get better at Saints.

    The Ince lad at Blackpool is right up there with those on my list, maybe cash plus swap Puncheon deal could be done.

    Centre back for Fonte (I worry about him) is needed, Craig Gordon would be an excellent back up to JD, another 2 central midfielders and 2 strikers.

    Get rid of Barnard, Seabourne, Forte, Dickson, Puncheon, Hammond, Guly.

    Other than that we are in pretty good shape"
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Southampton 'make £6m-plus offer' for Jay Rodriguez claim reports

Jay Rodriguez (left)

Jay Rodriguez (left)

First published in Saints News

Saints have reportedly offered in excess of £6m for Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez.

Nigel Adkins failed in his pursuit to sign the highly-rated forward during last summer's transfer window, but it appears the club have now gone back in for the 22-year-old as they look to strengthen the squad for their Premier League return.

The Clarets are ideally hoping to receive £8m for the player, who has one year left to run on his contract, but were said to be mulling over the offer from Saints, according to reports from Lancashire.

However, this afternoon Burnley's head of media, Darren Bentley, claimed the club had received no bids for the young striker, who is also said to be attracting the attention of Sam Allardyce at West Ham.

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