Sport Southampton's Targett told he will not leave this month

17:41  12 july  2018
17:41  12 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Fulham not giving up in their bid to sign Matt Targett

  Fulham not giving up in their bid to sign Matt Targett Southampton are determined to keep hold of Matt Targett this summer but Fulham are refusing to give up in their pursuit of the youngster. Targett spent the second half of last season on loan at Craven Cottage and proved to be an instrumental player for the Whites, as they lost only twice when he played. The Saints academy graduate is held in high esteem at St Mary’s Stadium and it’s believed that the club are adamant that they will not sanction his sale this summer. It was reported earlier this month that Fulham were growing frustrated in their bid to sign Targett from Southampton, having already had one bid turned down. However, according to fresh claims from West London Sport, the Whites remain desperate to sign Targett and will not give up in their pursuit of the former England Under-21 international. Targett has enjoyed an involved role in Mark Hughes’ pre-season plans so far and will be hoping that, whether it be at Fulham or Southampton, he can play first-team football on a regular basis in the upcoming campaign.

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Matthew Robert Targett (born 18 September 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Southampton . He can also play as a left winger. Born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, Targett joined Southampton ' s academy at the age of eight

Southampton have told Matt Targett that he will not be leaving the club this month, despite interest from Fulham.

According to the Mirror, Targett has been the subject of a failed bid from the newly-promoted side, but Southampton are reluctant to sanction a deal.

The Saints are bracing themselves for interest in Ryan Bertrand, which could open up a spot for Targett at St Mary’s.

Targett spent last season on loan at Fulham and impressed there. He went on to help the Cottagers secure their promotion to the top flight.

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Slavisa Jokanovic has been keen to bring the player back to the club on a permanent basis, which could still happen this summer.

Feyenoord reportedly set to complete Clasie deal

  Feyenoord reportedly set to complete Clasie deal Feyenoord are expected to complete the re-signing of Jordy Clasie from Southampton, according to claims from Voetbal International. The Dutchman is set to be sold by Saints this summer and he recently expressed his desire to return to De Kuip as he looks to revitalise his career away from St Mary’s. Clasie spent the duration of last season on loan at Club Brugge, helping them to secure the Belgian Pro League title. However, it seems he is destined for a return to his homeland, with Eredivisie giants Feyenoord apparently set to allow Karim El Ahmadi to leave to free up space for Clasie’s return. The 27-year-old was taken by Mark Hughes to China for Saints’ pre-season preparations this month, but is still likely to be offloaded in the near future, it seems. Clasie joined Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £8 million back in 2015, as he linked up with former Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman.

No one had thought to tell Mr Targett any of this , or invite him to the unveiling of the new reconstruction of his ancestor at the Natural History Museum on Monday. ‘I do feel a bit more multicultural now,’ he laughs.

It was a successful weekend for Saints defender Matt Targett , as he helped Slaviša Jokanović’ s men took the lead on 23 minutes, when Tom Cairney latched on to Ryan Sessegnon’ s through ball, before steadying himself to finish neatly with his left foot. Copyright © 2018 Southampton Football Club.

A £10 million bid has already been rejected by the Saints, according to the reports.

Targett is said to be keen on the move as he sets his sights on a regular starting place in the Premier League next season.

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Southampton sign Man City keeper Angus Gunn on five-year deal .
The young shot-stopper had never made a first-team appearance for the Citizens and has opted to continue his career at St Mary'sSouthampton have signed goalkeeper Angus Gunn from Premier League champions Manchester City.

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