Southampton transfer news: Ronald Koeman comments on duo’s futures

Ronald Koeman

Chelsea-linked Fraser Forster and Dusan Tadic will remain at Southampton, says manager Ronald Koeman.

Fraser Forster

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has told The Sun that goalkeeper Fraser Forster will be offered a new contract.

Forster joined Southampton from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic in the summer of 2014 and has a contract until June 2018.

The England international has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and has been linked with a move away from St. Mary’s Stadium.

According to The Sun, Chelsea have Forster on their radar if they lose Thibaut Courtois in the summer transfer window.

Southampton boss Koeman, though, has made it clear that Forster is not going anywhere in the summer, and has suggested that the 28-year-old will put pen to paper on a new deal.

“That’s a possibility yes,” the Dutchman told The Sun when asked if Southampton would hand the former Celtic goalkeeper an improved deal. “Fraser is one of the best goalkeepers in the league.

“We will try to keep our squad together but we know our situation and we know we can’t win against the big teams with a lot of money.”

Dusan Tadic

Southampton boss Koeman has suggested to The Daily Mail that Dusan Tadic is not looking to leave St. Mary’s Stadium at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old attacking midfielder has been on the books of the Saints since 2014 and has a contract until June 2018.

“For every player if he doesn't start regularly it's difficult,” Koeman told The Daily Mail. “You talk about what came out in the press, I spoke to Dusan and he was totally surprised. He's one of the players that if he has a problem he will talk to the manager.

"We have good contact. Even in the winter time when he wasn't playing all the time we spoke about his situation. There's no problem at the moment and for next season we will see what happens."

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