South coast latest: Tadic to spark spending spree, Pompey loan Storey

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Today's south coast latest features news from Southampton, Bournemouth, Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth.

Dušan Tadić deal to spark spark Southampton spending spree

Southampton announced their first signing singing yesterday after a months of uncertainty and high profile departures.

The arrival of £11 million Tadic is likely to spark a spending spree at St Mary's stadium with a new striker, defender and possibly another midfielder needed if more departures are forthcoming.

A deal for Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle is said to be in the offing; the Italian target man missed training with the Eredivisie side today which has ignited rumours he is England bound.

FC Lorient defender Bruno Ecuele Manga has also been touted as a possible target is want away defender Dejan Lovren manages to force through a £25 million move to Liverpool.

Though they could face stuff competition for the Gabonese defender as reports suggest that Everton and Lazio are also keeping a close eye on his situation.

Southampton fans can be assured that Ronald Koeman does not appear to be resting on his laurels and that more signings look to be incoming.

He told the Daily Echo: "We now look forward to bringing in more players because we want to continue and maybe even better what Southampton did last season.”

Bournemouth can push for promotion claims Gosling

Dan Gosling has tasted Premier League action with both Everton and Newcastle and is hopeful that Bournemouth can reach the top tier of English football this season.

The Cherries were 6 points outside the play-offs last season, which is a mean feat considering it was their first season back in the Championship

He told the club's official website: “I’m really pleased to be here and looking forward to the season. It’s going to be difficult and everyone knows every season in the Championship is a hard and long one.

“But with the players we have here, the players we have signed, and maybe if a couple more come in, then we can have a real go. Finishing just outside the play-offs last season after coming up was a really good achievement.

“Who knows what will happen this season? But everyone has aspirations to play in the Premier League. It won’t be easy but that’s what our aim is.” 

New Plymouth keeper pleased to have signed 

New Plymouth goalkeeper James Bittner has stated he is delighted to join the south western club after a miserable season with Salisbury City last year.

The Wiltshire based club found themselves thrown out of the Conference last week with considerable financial troubles. 

The 32-year-old, who has played for Bournemouth, Exeter, Torquay, Forest Green and Hereford. He has been given the number 1 jersey by the Pilgrims and will go head-to-head with Luke McCormick for the keeper's spot.

Reports claim Pompey complete loan deal for Miles Storey

Reports have emerged that Pompey's season long loan-deal for Swindon man Miles Storey has been completed. 

Football League World and Vital Football Swindon are both currently running the story, although it has yet to be confirmed on the club's official website.

A reporter from the Swindon Advertiser claims the deal is just awaiting approval from the appropriate authorities, most likely the Football League.

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