Report: Grzegorz Krychowiak rejects Southampton move, Koeman turns to Clasie instead

Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak has reportedly snubbed a move to Southampton.

According to the Daily Mail, Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak has snubbed the chance to sign for Southampton this summer.

The Saints are once again trying to put their squad back together, having lost right back Nathaniel Clyne, centre back Toby Alderweireld and now midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, with the Frenchman joining Manchester United earlier today.

Manager Ronald Koeman must now find a midfielder to replace Schneiderlin, and the Daily Mail report that his former Feyenoord star Jordy Clasie is in line for a reunion at St. Mary's Stadium this summer.

However, the report also adds that Koeman has turned to Clasie after failing in a bid to bring Polish international Grzegorz Krychowiak in to the club from Sevilla.

Krychowiak, 25, only joined Sevilla from French side Reims last summer, but has quickly established himself as one of the top defensive midfielders in Spanish football after a superb season for Sevila, helping them retain the Europa League title under Unai Emery.

The Daily Mail suggested that Arsenal wanted to sign Krychowiak, but their most recent report suggests that Southampton had eyed Krychowiak as a possible replacement for Schnederlin, only to see the player reject a move to the South Coast, prompting a bid for Clasie.

What would Clasie offer to Southampton?

The 24-year-old Dutch international is known for his excellent range of passing, as he is able to play the ball short as well as ping the ball over long distances too.

The great thing for Southampton is that Clasie is already familiar with Koeman's methods having starred under him with Feyenoord, meaning he could adjust quickly to life on the South Coast.

Clasie doesn't possess the physical nature of Krychowiak, and is more of a playmaker than a destroyer, but either would be suitable replacements for Schneiderlin - who managed to incorporate both roles into his game, leaving Koeman with a big hole to fill.

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