Southampton close to completing £33million double deal

Date published: Tuesday 10th July 2018 9:18 - James Marshment

Southampton are closing in on deals for Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn and Borussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard, according to reports.

After narrowly avoiding relegation from the Premier League last season, Saints have already bolstered their squad with the addition of Stuart Armstrong and Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Mark Hughes’ side are still active in the transfer market, with a permanent deal for highly-rated City goalkeeper Gunn edging towards completion.

Gunn, who has been linked with a move to Leeds, is expected to cost Saints £15million, while Danish Vestergaard is expected to move for a fee in the region of £18million.

The 6ft 7in centre-half has 16 caps for Denmark and has also had spells at Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim.

Part of the Denmark squad that reached the last-16 in Russia, the 25-year-old would appear a timely addition to a side yet to bring in a defender since Virgil van Dijk’s world-record move to Liverpool.

And the spending might not stop there for Saints. TEAMtalk can reveal Hughes’ side are in talks with Middlesbrough over a deal for Ben Gibson, with Sam McQueen set to move in the opposite direction.

Southampton’s only January signing was the club-record deal for Monaco striker Guido Carrillo – a player that has already been shipped out to Leganes on loan.

Dusan Tadic ended his four-year stint at St Mary’s to join Ajax, while questions remain over the future of Fraser Forster and Sofiane Boufal.

 

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