Celtic reject Southampton bid for Fraser Forster

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After signing Grazianno Pelle and Dusan Tadic, Ronald Koeman seems to have stamped his mark on the club by swiftly bringing in the players he wants. One player that is definitely on the list is Celtic's Fraser Forster, but the SPL club have turned down a bid from Southampton for him.

The job that faces Koeman

After taking the reigns at Southampton, Koeman couldn't have been faced with any tougher circumstances. He arrived to the English trio of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, and Luke Shaw moving to Liverpool and Manchester United respectively.

The stars of last season moved on, and talk of Lovren leaving St Marys just doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. To add to the misery, Dani Osvaldo failed to turn up to Pre-Season training, and looks set to also leave the club. Koeman has tried his hardest to replace the losses incurred with the signings of Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic in an attempt to replace Lambert and Lallana.

Southampton's interest

Now, it seems Koeman has turned his attention to the goalkeeping spot, as he strives to make his mark on the club. Unconvinced with the inconsistent, and sometimes erratic performances of Artur Boruc, Koeman has decided to bring in another keeper to what seems to be his number one. Southampton were very interested in Cardiff's David Marshall, but were put off by his price tag, and so have turned their attention to Celtic's Fraser Forster.

However, the Scottish Champions have turned down a bid from Southampton for his services according to BBC Sport Scotland. The bid is reportedly in the region of £7.5 million.

Southampton will be encouraged by the fact that Celtic have been known to sell their star players if the price is right, and it won't be surprising to see them come in with a second bid.

The end for Boruc?

It seems now that it is the end of the road for Boruc, and he has contributed massively to Southampton's recent success. However, he has sometimes been known to make silly decisions at crucial times, most notably the mistake committed against Arsenal last season.

Koeman appears to have decided the fate of Boruc, and it is most likely to be away from Southampton. It seems to be one in and one out at Southampton.

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