Report: Southampton open contract talks with Cedric Soares

Portugal celebrate with the trophy after winning Euro 2016

Soares capped off a strong debut season in the Premier League by helping Portugal to Euro 2016 glory.

Portugal Training - EURO 2016Soares looks set to stay at St Mary's

Southampton are set to offer Euro 2016 winner Cedric Soares a new contract at St Mary's, the Daily Mail has reported.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a strong debut season in the Premier League after completing a move from Sporting Lisbon last summer, making 26 appearances during a largely successful campaign that saw the Saints finish sixth.

Southampton's Cedric Soares in actionSoares has enjoyed a strong debut season in the Premier League

The full-back capped off an impressive year by helping Portugal claim a momentous European title in France, which is likely to have seen his stock rise during the summer window.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesSoares has had a good year for his national side as well as his club

But Southampton, who are looking to build for a long-term future under new manager Claude Puel, have already moved to try to tie down Soares, with the Daily Mail claiming that contract talks between the two parties have already begun.

Portugal celebrate with the trophy after winning Euro 2016Portugal celebrate with the trophy after winning Euro 2016

Having lost Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle already in this summer transfer window, Southampton are understandably keen not to lose any more of their top-performing stars.

As well as Soares, the club is reportedly ready to offer Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic and striker Shane Long new deals, in a bid to convince them that their long-term future is at St Mary's.

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