Southampton are unlikely to be spending this window

St Marys Southampton

It would be unexpected if Southampton shelled out to sign any more players this season, after admitting they had no plans to do so at current.

Southampton are unlikely to make any additions to their squad this January, as Mauricio Pochettino confirmed in his pre-match press conference at St. Mary's Stadium.

Southampton signed Dejan Lovren, Victor Wanyama and Dani Osvaldo for a combined figure of £34.8m, but are not planning on spending any more on transfer fees this season.

Pochettino revealed that the club currently have no plans whatsoever to bring any new faces into the group, who are returning to full strength after being hit with numerous injuries.

Artur Boruc has returned to full training, but Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Jose Fonte, Luke Shaw, Morgan Schneiderlin, Gaston Ramirez, Dani Osvaldo and Rickie Lambert have all been hit by injury in recent weeks.

Victor Wanyama remains sidelined after fracturing a bone in his leg last year.

Nevertheless, Pochettino has confidence in his squad, who face West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

The Basingstoke Gazette reports the manager as saying: “In principle, we don’t have any intention to sign players this month.

"We still have 22 days left in the transfer window so we may change our minds, but at the moment we have no business planned.”

One player considered to be on his way out of Southampton this month is Billy Sharp, who has been on loan at Reading, attracting interest from the Berkshire club, as well as their Championship opponents Middlesbrough.

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