Euro giants hoping to strike a deal for Southampton star

Date published: Thursday 20th June 2019 9:52

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Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are chasing Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand, claims a report.

The Daily Mail suggest that both clubs are looking to add the England man to their squads as Saints look to cash in on the 29-year-old.

Bertrand is under contract for two more years, but after blocking his sale to Manchester City in recent years, they are now ready to sell the former Chelsea man.

Bertrand was a £30million target for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino last summer, but Saints, per the report, are understood to want only £15million this summer.

Atletico and Inter, under new boss Antonio Conte, are looking to offer £10million for the London-born defender – the same price he cost Saints from Chelsea in 2015.

Bertrand, who has 19 England caps, impressed in the second half of the season under Ralph Hassenhuttl and went on to make 24 appearance in the Premier League last season, scoring once.

The report claims Saints will promote Matt Targett, who has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool, to first-choice left-back.

Leicester, Newcastle, newly-promoted Aston Villa and Fulham, who made a bid to sign him last summer, have all spoken with the Saints about a possible deal for Targett.

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