South coast latest: Saints receive Vangioni blow, Pompey launch new away kit

Today's south coast latest features news from Southampton, Bournemouth, Brighton and Hove Albion and Portsmouth.

Southampton receive blow in pursuit of Argentinian

River Plate midfielder, Leonel Vangioni, has recently been linked with a move to Southampton, but claims he is only thinking about playing for the Primera División side.

The Argentinian, who has three caps for his national side, is widely believed to have caught the attention of new Dutch boss Ronald Koeman in his pursuit to rebuild the Southampton squad.

Reports were suggesting a move could have been on the cards but the 27-year-old has quickly moved to dismiss speculation surrounding his future.

The left-sided midfielder told TyC Sports: "I am very comfortable at River, so my mind is only focused on my current team.

“If something really important arrives I will have to analyse it, but for now I am only thinking about River.

“I am only thinking about the work that we are doing and all of the competitions we will be a part of this year.”

Young Bournemouth prospect could be third-choice centre-back

Cherries boss Eddie Howe has told the Bournemouth Echo that 19-year-old teenage defender Baily Cargill will not be sent out on loan this season, and could be the Championship side's third choice centre-back for the season ahead.

Howe said: "He is not going anywhere at the moment because our fit centre-halves are Steve Cook and Tommy Elphick and, as we speak, Baily is next in line.

“The biggest compliment I can pay him so far is that he looks like he should be part of our squad. He hasn’t looked out of place in one training session."

The English youngster was snapped up by Bournemouth after being released by Southampton at the age of 12, he has since worked his way through the academy ranks all the way up to the first team.

He had loan spells in the Conference last season, playing for Welling and then Torquay United.

Brighton closing in on new striker, as Ulloa looks set for Leicester

Albion are closing in on a £500,000 move for Barnsley striker Chris O'Grady according to the Argus.

The report claims the move for the 28-year-old is very close to completion and he will soon be undergoing a medical and putting his signature on a three-year contract.

Although the report stresses that O'Grady won't be a replacement for Leo Ulloa, who is very close to sealing a stunning £7million move to Premier League new boys Leicester City, it will go some way to plugging the gap left by the Argentinian striker.

The well travelled forward has played for no less than 11 different Football League clubs, and spent last season at Barnsley where he scored 15 goals in 40 appearances.

Portsmouth launch new away kit

Pompey have launched their all new away kit for the forthcoming League Two season.

The brand new strip will feature an all white shirt, with a vertical blue stripe flanked by two narrow red stripes going straight through the Pompey logo. 

The shorts and socks are both in the customary Pompey blue colour.

Portsmouth's away shirt is the first of three new kits that the club will be unveiling this month in time for the new season.

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