Morgan Schneiderlin reluctant to discuss Southampton future
It's likely the Southampton exodus will continue after Luke Shaw joined Man United yesterday and Adam Lallana close to following former team mate Ricky Lambert to Liverpool.
However it's the future of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin that is most uncertain at the moment. The Frenchman is currently in Brazil preparing for France's last-16 match against Nigeria on Monday.
It has been rumoured that Schneiderlin could be on his way to North-London after his good form last season has attracted interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs.
Sky Sports are reporting that when quizzed on his Saints future he said: “On a personal level, the club know my position and know what I want to do. I had a good conversation with all the directors.
“I’ve been there for a long time now. We’ll see how things go, but the directors know my position and what my intentions are.
“Everyone has ambitions, everyone has his own future in his hands, so we’ll see. Every player wants to play on big occasions.”
When asked whether he would like to join former boss Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane, he said, “I’m not saying anything.”
Bournemouth to cash-in on Lallana's Liverpool transfer
Lallana was at Bournemouth as a young boy, and made the move to Southampton when he was only 12-years-old. Such was his potential that Bournemouth made certain that they got a fair deal for the talented youngster.
They were compensated with £3,000 when he first departed and were then paid a further £15,000 when he signed a professional contract with the Saints. However the smartest move Bournemouth made was to insert a 25% sell-on clause, meaning they will get 25% of whatever Southampton eventually sell him for.
So with his £25 million transfer to Liverpool all but complete, Bournemouth should expect to receive approximately £6 million as part of the clause.
As well as giving the Cherries more room to manoeuvre in the transfer market, the money will also go towards ensuring that they pass the Championship's financial fair play regulations.
Bournemouth reported losses of £15 million in April, which is £7 million outside of the £8 million permitted loss set by FFP.
Brighton keen on ex-Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood
Westwood has been a free agent since he was released at the end of last season by Sunderland, who are managed by ex-Brighton boss Gus Poyet.
Sami Hyypia's side are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper after the departure of Tomasz Kuszczak who the club released a few weeks ago.
Man City are also reportedly interested in bringing Westwood in as backup to Joe Hart after Costel Pantilimon was released and thus signed for Sunderland. Westwood came through the youth ranks at City and a move to a familiar location could prove favourable.
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has also been mooted as a possible loan signing for Brighton, but they could face competition from Sevilla, who are also believed to be tracking the young English keeper.
Andy Awford explains Pompey's reason for not signing Trevor Carson
Awford said: "He did really well for us last season – you don’t win player-of-the-year awards if you don’t do well, because the fans know. From my point of view, I felt it needed freshening.
"Once Paul Jones became available, we went out and got him straight away. Then it was a case of waiting for the next right one.
"I think Trevor would have wanted to be a number one, whereas I’ve got two who are going to fight it out."
The club has only just added two new keepers, Michael Poke and Paul Jones, to their squad for the coming season.
Carson was an impressive performer for the Blues last season despite the club finishing lower in League Two than first expected. It is believed he will now complete a move to Pompey's League Two rival Cheltenham Town.