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It seems as though Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino may be dipping his toes into the transfer market once more before the transfer window slams shut, according to the Daily Echo.

Saints have already spent over £35m this summer, including the signings of Pablo Osvaldo, Vincent Wanyama and Dejan Lovren. Pochettino has also managed to keep hold of his prized assets - Luke Shaw, Morgan Schneiderlin and Adam Lallana, who have all attracted attention from the Premier League's elite.

With the transfer window set to close at 11pm tonight, Saints will have to go by their business in a hasty manner. Something that has not happened on the South Coast thus far this year. Deals for both Wanyama and Osvaldo took weeks of prolonged negotiations before deals were finally completed.

However, such is the way that Southampton like to conduct their business, a new signing could be imminent. Having allowed Jason Puncheon to join Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace on a year-long loan, and releasing Steve De Ridder at the beginning of August, the Saints are a little light for options on the wing.

Saturday's defeat to Norwich further highlighted the need for an injection of pace and width into the side, something Pochettino himself admits. “We’ll see, there’s a couple of areas that perhaps we need to reinforce in the side, but there’s a couple more days left to make decisions,” he said after Saturday's defeat.

Southampton have already missed out on the signing of Victor Moses, who joined Liverpool on loan this morning.

It could be a nail-biting finale to the transfer window for the Southampton faithful; so watch this space.

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