Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has rubbished media speculation linking his side with a move for Roma star Pablo Osvaldo. 

The Argentina-born striker has been linked with a move to the south-coast club in the past days, but the Saints boss is adamant that his side haven't made a move to sign the striker, who has had another successful season in Serie A last year. 

Osvaldo impressed at the Stadio Olimpico last season, scoring 17 goals in 33 appearances, paving way for the speculation regarding his future because of some impressive performances.

Tottenham have also been linked with a move for the striker, but they are yet to submit a formal bid for the Italian. And Tottenham aren't the only Premier League side to be linked with a move for Osvaldo, with Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City also rumoured to be monitoring to movements of the player, following Carlos Tevez's departure to Juventus last week. 

And in an interview with, Saints boss Pochettino confirmed his side haven't submitted a bid for the striker. 

"Osvaldo is a great player," Pochettino admitted. "I worked with him at Espanyol, so I know what he can do.

"We are aware of his situation at Roma, but haven't made an offer. We have a clear idea of what our targets should be but the market is moving very slowly at the moment. We are working prudently to reinforce the squad."


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