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Southampton prepare £8 million bid for David Marshall

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Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall could be in line for a move to the south coast and a return to the Premier League, as Southampton prepare to offer the Bluebirds £8 million. 

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Attention

The Daily Mail reports, that newly appointed Southampton boss, Ronald Koeman has picked out the Scottish international as one of his top transfer targets, after his impressive displays last season.

Despite being relegated with the bluebirds last season, the 29-year-old Glaswegian was one of the shining lights in an otherwise disastrous campaign for South Wales club, as his performances kept his side in games.

There were rumours that Arsenal we're interested in bringing Marshall to the Emirates which appeared to come to an end after the Marshall supposedly rejected the North London Club opting to stay loyal to the Championship side.

However, if he was to change his mind and look elsewhere, Cardiff have slightly different ideas as they value Marshall at around £15 million, which may hinder Southampton's decision. 

Dejan Lovren

Southampton are currently in a fierce battle with Liverpool over the transfer of highly-rated defender Dejan Lovren, having ready rejected a £15 million from the Merseyside club. 

Saints, now face a desperate attempt to keep hold of their best players, following the significant, yet inevitable departures of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw, although Lovren has already announced his desired future.

Croatian international Lovren, indicated that Southampton's recent actions were not promising and that their ambitions did not match his. As well as this, he is shown his frustrating and anger towards the club as he claims that he was never informed of any bid.

'I'd gladly stay in Southampton if the club had any ambitions, if they kept the key players," Lovren told reporters.

"Liverpool sent the offer and the club haven't informed me. Not even about the subsequent Liverpool bids. That wasn't right.

"I found out about the bid from other people which disappointed me and I realised I've got no business staying at Southampton. Frankly, my head is already at Liverpool."

Re-Building

The rise of an exciting batch of players, many of whom were young and English have now moved on to pastures new, as Ronald Koeman now faces the big task of re-building the squad and ensuring their Premier League status. 

With their best players having left in a hurry, it looks like it will be more of the same with Morgan Schneiderlin reportedly looking at a transfer away from St.Marys, the immediate future of Southampton doesn't look too promising. However, there are still a few weeks left to work some magic, and it might be magic they'll need to carry on from last season. 

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