Southampton FC

Southampton FC

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Southampton Football Club was Established in 1885 and the Football Clubs Nickname is The Saints.

The Football Club Manager is: Claude Puel

The Official Website for Southampton Supporters is: http://www.saintsfc.co.uk

The Contact Details for Southampton Football Club are as follows:

Southampton Football Club
The St Mary`s Stadium
Britannia Road
Southampton
Hants
SO14 5FP

For Corporate Hospitality Please phone – 0845 6889 448

The Southampton Twitter Profile

The Official Facebook Account for Southampton is: http://www.facebook.com/officialsaints

Southampton Games Fixtures

Southampton Games Fixtures for 2016 – 2017

May-17
  Competition Fixture Date Kick-off
Premier League Middlesbrough V Southampton Sat 13 May 15:00
Premier League Southampton V Manchester United Wed 17 May 19:45
Premier League Southampton V Stoke City Sun 21 May 15:00

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Premier League clubs facing pressure as Julian Knight MP calls for windfall tax if wages aren't cut
DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight is calling for a windfall tax to be imposed on Premier League clubs that refuse to cut the salaries of highly-paid star players.

Premier League clubs slammed by politicians, ex players and fans for failure to cut wages
While the programme sellers and stewards are taking 20 per cent wage cuts and being bailed out by the government, top stars are still earning hundreds of thousands a week.

Why voiding the Premier League and EFL seasons would cause chaos amid coronavirus pandemic
Everything around football is up in the air. The season has been suspended for weeks and it is unclear when - and if - it might return. As time goes on, there are more voices calling it to be called off.

Premier League plan to resume season at start of May behind closed doors
EXCLUSIVE BY MARTIN SAMUEL AND MATT HUGHES: The ambitious proposals would need to be endorsed by the government, public health bodies and the PFA.

How the season works out according to the Premier League's stats experts at Opta
With the fate of the Premier League season still up in the air due to the coronavirus crisis, fans have been left to speculate about how the rest of the campaign will pan out.

Premier League clubs 'want the season CANCELLED' amid coronavirus pandemic
A growing number of Premier League clubs reportedly want to abandon the current season, despite last week agreeing to extend the campaign indefinitely.

Predicted Newcastle United Lineup vs Southampton

Newcastle United narrowly scraped past West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup this week, winning 3-2. The Magpies have been on a miserable run of form, winning twice in the last eight games, both of which came against lower league oppositions. Newcastle will have to put on a good performance this weekend when they travel to St. Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton. Steve Bruce’s men are safe for now but could get into a relegation dogfight as they are just five points above the drop zone. Let’s take a look at the possible Newcastle United team for the game against

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A Strong Team Expected | Predicted 4-4-2 Southampton Lineup vs Tottenham

Southampton travel to north London to face Tottenham in the fourth round replay of the FA Cup. Here's the predicted Southampton lineup.

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4 Changes Expected: 4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur predicted lineup vs Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur had a fantastic result over the weekend as they beat Manchester City 2-0, in what was Jose’s highlight of his time in north London till now. They face Southampton next in the 4th round replay at home, on Wednesday and will be eager to carry the momentum from the weekend. Mourinho’s men could only register a disappointing 1-1 draw at home and they will have another opportunity to progress to the next round of the competition. Spurs have played Southampton thrice this season, winning one, losing one, and drawing one game. A win for Spurs will see them

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4-4-2 With Major Liverpool & Leicester Representation: Premier League Team Of The Season So Far

We are 25 games into the 2019-20 Premier League season, and it’s quite certain that the league title will go to Liverpool. The Reds have broken away from the chasing pack and are already 22 points ahead of 2nd placed Manchester City. But while the title seems to be done and dusted, the race for the fourth spot and the relegation scrap remain as entertaining as ever. After 25 games of the season, there have been a few star performers that have stood out from the rest. Let’s take a look at the MAEPL Premier League team of the season

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Key Change At The Back | Predicted 4-4-2 Southampton Lineup vs Liverpool

Southampton will have the tough task of facing Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. Here is the predicted Southampton lineup.

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Arsenal Linked With A Late Transfer For Portuguese Ace: A Shrewd Move By Arteta?

Cedric Soares could reportedly be on his way to Arsenal for the rest of the season as the Gunners look to strengthen their defence.

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Tottenham Hotspur Among Clubs Linked With Move For This Forward: An Ideal Signing For Jose?

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs monitoring the situation of Vedat Muriqi..

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Everton In Race With Crystal Palace & Others For Scottish Fullback: Should Ancelotti Go After Him?

According to a recent report from Daily Mail, Everton are keeping track of Hearts fullback.

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Rangers In Race With Celtic And West Ham For This Defender: What Will He Bring To Gerrard’s Team?

According to a recent report from Daily Mail, Gillingham’s Jack Tucker could be sold to.

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Southampton Leading Chase To Sign This Full-Back: What Will He Add To Hasenhüttl’s Side?

According to a recent report by TuttoBolognaWeb, Southampton are leading the pack in pursuit of KRC.

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Midfielder Priortises Staying In Greece Amid Southampton Interest: Big Blow For The Saints?

According to a recent report by the Greek media outlet Sdna, Omar Elabdellaoui’s priority is to.

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Lennon Sounds Confident About Solving This Key Problem At Celtic: What Could Be A Possible Solution?

With various leagues across Europe being suspended, there are a lot of unanswered questions going.

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Moments that made the Premier League: Chelsea’s “Foreign Legion” arrives on the South Coast
The first thing the Chelsea players noticed as they trooped into the old, narrow player’s tunnel at The Dell was the large number of journalists and reporters milling around. By Boxing Day 1999, Chelsea were something of a blockbuster name in the Premier League, but their trip to Southampton who were veterans of the relegation …

Jordan Henderson organising ‘coronavirus crisis fund’ for Premier League stars to donate millions to NHS
Jordan Henderson is organising a ‘coronavirus crisis fund’ with the aim of persuading Premier League stars to donate millions to financially support the NHS. According to The Times, the Liverpool captain is behind plans to raise significant funds towards combating the spread of the deadly virus and has this week contacted several high-profile stars to get …

Rating the 9 players to win POTM in their first month in the Premier League
Manchester United’s mid-season capture of Bruno Fernandes has delighted the club’s supporters, the midfielder making an instant impact in his new surroundings to quickly become a fans’ favourite. The Portuguese international’s impressive performances since arriving at Old Trafford saw him named as the top-flights Player of the Month for February, becoming just the ninth player …

Premier League players urged to ‘play their part’ and ‘take a pay cut’
Premier League players have been urged to ‘play their part’ and ‘take a pay cut’ during the coronavirus crisis by health secretary Matt Hancock. Several Premier League clubs – including Tottenham and Newcastle – have received widespread criticism after announcing a decision to furlough their non-playing staff, despite maintaining full player salaries as football bids …

Remembering the six top scorers from the 94/95 Premier League season
We’re continuing our nostalgic trip down memory lane and delving deep into the Premier League archives, rewinding back to the mid-nineties for a season which saw financially backed Blackburn Rovers upset the established elite to claim a first league title in 81 years. The breakaway divisions first decade was littered with goalscoring greats and this …

MP slams ‘morally wrong’ Premier League clubs for furloughing non-playing staff
A member of parliament has slammed ‘morally wrong’ Premier League clubs for furloughing non-playing staff after Tottenham, Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth chose to utilise the government’s Coronavirus job retention scheme. The Premier League quartet announced their plans to cut costs by furloughing non-playing staff amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, a decision which has caused great …

5 midfielders mid-table Premier League clubs should look to sign
A selection of players who have been quietly excellent this season and could be available for cheap in the summer.

Southampton vs Newcastle United Prediction and Betting Tips - 7th March 2020
A stuttering Newcastle United are set to make the journey to St Mary's to face Ralf Hassenhuttl's Southampton in the Premier League.

West Ham v Southampton Prediction and Betting Tips - 29th Feb 2020
We take a look at the prediction and betting tips, as West Ham host Southampton in the Premier League.

Southampton FC announces Lawrie McMenemy as an official Club Ambassador
A managerial legend at Saints, McMenemy led the team to the 1976 FA Cup trophy as a Second Division side.

Southampton v Aston Villa Prediction and Betting Tips - 22nd Feb 2020
We take a look at the prediction and betting tips, as Southampton host Aston Villa in the Premier League

Premier League results today - 15th Feb 2020, Saturday
We take a look at the Premier League results on Saturday, as Liverpool recorded yet another victory on their way to the title

Southampton interested in rising 17-year-old Scottish league talent – Smart from Hasenhuttl?

Why Aaron Hickey would be a good addition to Southampton According to the Daily Mail, Southampton are among a host of clubs interested in signing Hearts starlet Aaron Hickey this summer. Aaron Hickey, 17, burst onto the scene at Hearts last season, making his professional debut at the age of 16 in May 2019 and […] More

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Southampton in the race to sign talented 20-year-old prospect – A good step by Hasenhuttl?

Why Southampton must make a move for Jack Tucker this summer According to the Daily Mail, Southampton are among a host of clubs interested in signing Gillingham starlet Jack Tucker. Jack Tucker, 20, has emerged as one of League One’s most talented prospects. He is enjoying his breakthrough season with Gillingham in League One having […] More

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Southampton among a host of clubs wanting 21-year-old rising talent – A good investment?

Why Southampton must do everything possible to sign Alfie Kilgour According to the Bristol Live, Southampton are among a host of English clubs interested in signing Bristol Rovers defender Alfie Kilgour. A youth product of the Bristol Rovers academy, Alfie Kilgour, 21, has enjoyed his breakthrough campaign this term, managing 33 appearances in Football League […] More

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Southampton signing this 29-goal Rangers star would strengthen a key position – Agreed?

Why Southampton should plot a summer swoop for James Tavernier Back in May 2019, Daily Mail had claimed that Southampton were one of the Premier League clubs interested in signing Rangers right-back James Tavernier. However, a deal didn’t go through last summer. James Tavernier, 28, is one of the best right-backs in the Scottish Premiership, […] More

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Southampton signing this 19-year-old Belgian talent would be quite useful next season – Agreed?

Why Southampton must make a move for Yari Verschaeren this summer Back in September 2019, the Daily Mail had claimed that Southampton were interested in signing Anderlecht teenager Yari Verschaeren. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Yari Verschaeren, 19, played for Kruibeke and Waasland-Beveren before joining Anderlecht’s youth setup at the age of 9. The teenager caught […] More

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Why Southampton must bolster their attack by signing this 22-goal Championship hotshot

Why Southampton should go for Brentford forward Ollie Watkins Back in January 2019, the Sky Sports had claimed that Southampton were interested in signing Brentford forward Ollie Watkins. However, no deal materialised and he has since stayed put at Griffin Park. Ollie Watkins, 24, has been one of the driving forces behind Brentford’s challenge for […] More

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Southampton Latest News


Southampton Game Results

Southampton Game Results for the 2016 – 2017 Season

May-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Southampton 0-2 Arsenal Wed 10 May
Premier League Liverpool 0-0 Southampton Sun 7 May
Apr-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Southampton 0-0 Hull City Sat 29 Apr
Premier League Chelsea 4-2 Southampton Tue 25 Apr
Premier League Southampton 0-3 Manchester City Sat 15 Apr
Premier League West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Southampton Sat 8 Apr
Premier League Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace Wed 5 Apr
Premier League Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth Sat 1 Apr
Mar-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Southampton Sun 19 Mar
Premier League Watford 3-4 Southampton Sat 4 Mar
Feb-17
  Competition Fixture Date
EFL Cup – Final Manchester United 3-2 Southampton Sun 26 Feb
Premier League Sunderland 0-4 Southampton Sat 11 Feb
Premier League Southampton 1-3 West Ham United Sat 4 Feb
Jan-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Swansea City 2-1 Southampton Tue 31 Jan
FA Cup – Fourth Round Southampton 0-5 Arsenal Sat 28 Jan
EFL Cup – Semi-Final Liverpool 0-1 Southampton Wed 25 Jan
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Premier League Southampton 3-0 Leicester City Sun 22 Jan
FA Cup – Third Round Southampton 1-0 Norwich City Wed 18 Jan
Premier League Burnley 1-0 Southampton Sat 14 Jan
EFL Cup – Semi-Final Southampton 1-0 Liverpool Wed 11 Jan
FA Cup – Third Round Norwich City 2-2 Southampton Sat 7 Jan
Premier League Everton 3-0 Southampton Mon 2 Jan
Dec-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Southampton 1-2 West Bromwich Albion Sat 31 Dec
Premier League Southampton 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur Wed 28 Dec
Premier League Bournemouth 1-3 Southampton Sun 18 Dec
Premier League Stoke City 0-0 Southampton Wed 14 Dec
Premier League Southampton 1-0 Middlesbrough Sun 11 Dec
Europa League – Group K Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Be’er Sheva Thu 8 Dec
Premier League Crystal Palace 3-0 Southampton Sat 3 Dec
Nov-16
  Competition Fixture Date
EFL Cup – Quarter-Final Arsenal 0-2 Southampton Wed 30 Nov
Premier League Southampton 1-0 Everton Sun 27 Nov
Europa League – Group K Sparta Prague 1-0 Southampton Thu 24 Nov
Premier League Southampton 0-0 Liverpool Sat 19 Nov
Premier League Hull City 2-1 Southampton Sun 6 Nov
Europa League – Group K Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan Thu 3 Nov
Oct-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Southampton 0-2 Chelsea Sun 30 Oct
EFL Cup – Fourth Round Southampton 1-0 Sunderland Wed 26 Oct
Premier League Manchester City 1-1 Southampton Sun 23 Oct
Europa League – Group K Inter Milan 1-0 Southampton Thu 20 Oct
Premier League Southampton 3-1 Burnley Sun 16 Oct
Premier League Leicester City 0-0 Southampton Sun 2 Oct
Sep-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Europa League – Group K Hapoel Be’er Sheva 0-0 Southampton Thu 29 Sep
Premier League West Ham United 0-3 Southampton Sun 25 Sep
EFL Cup – Third Round Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace Wed 21 Sep
Premier League Southampton 1-0 Swansea City Sun 18 Sep
Europa League – Group K Southampton 3-0 Sparta Prague Thu 15 Sep
Premier League Arsenal 2-1 Southampton Sat 10 Sep
Aug-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Southampton 1-1 Sunderland Sat 27 Aug
Premier League Manchester United 2-0 Southampton Fri 19 Aug
Premier League Southampton 1-1 Watford Sat 13 Aug
May-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Southampton 4-1 Crystal Palace Sun 15 May

Southampton Transfers

The Latest Southampton FC Transfer News for 2017 – 2018

  • Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:00:48 +0000: Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing? - Southampton | The Guardian

    From Arsenal to Wolves, we look at what the clubs are doing regarding pay for players, non-playing staff and casual staff

    Arsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s discussions. But there has been no decision taken and the focus has been on ensuring casual employees are looked after. All will be paid as normal until 30 April with the situation reviewed thereafter. Full-time employees were paid for the month on 27 March, as expected. For now there is little appetite to make redundancies. Nick Ames

    Related: Premier League clubs fail the smell test by furloughing their staff | Paul MacInnes

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  • Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:00:01 +0000: From Mané to Ings: awards of the Premier League season so far - Southampton | The Guardian

    With football on hold we select some of the highlights of the top-flight campaign until now – and the biggest flop

    Jordan Henderson’s influence deserves acclaim but Sadio Mané is remarkably consistent and reaches heights that his captain cannot. The temptation for players who can do it all is to overdo it, but Mané is too smart for that. He is the purest epitome of this Liverpool team because he is supremely efficient. Sometimes that means doing something as simple as running on to a long pass by Virgil van Dijk and slotting the ball past the keeper in the way he did for the winning goal against Bournemouth in Liverpool’s last domestic game before the suspension of the Premier League; and sometimes it means producing supernatural flourishes like his stoppage-time headed winning goal at Aston Villa or the touch that enabled him to take down a pass by Henderson while pirouetting past a defender before ramming the ball into the net against Norwich. Having the athleticism and skill to play as he does is rare; having the presence of mind to use those gifts with such effectively and selflessly is rarer still.

    Related: Watford offer NHS use of their stadium in fight against coronavirus

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  • Sat, 21 Mar 2020 11:00:35 +0000: 'Dad never gives up': the bond between one blind Southampton fan and his son - Southampton | The Guardian

    Steve Jarvis lost his sight but not his love of football in a 1984 accident. With his son’s help his journey has been remarkable

    “It knocked me out for 71 days in total,” says Steve Jarvis, retracing the chain of events that left him blind and in a coma after a motorcycle accident in November 1984. A smattering of silence follows but then his overwhelming zest for life, gratitude and uplifting positivity become clear. While he was in Poole hospital, his then girlfriend, now wife, Jane, sent a letter and tape to the then Southampton manager, Lawrie McMenenemy, who duly recorded a message.

    “It might well have been the reason I came around. Thanks, Lawrie!” Steve says, laughing. “He just said: ‘When you’re back up and well, come and see us.’ That’s what I did; I went and met all the players back in ’85. I’ve still got the tape; it will always be in my possession. I’ll always keep it.”

    Related: The forgotten story of ... English football's suspension dilemma in 1947

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  • Mon, 09 Mar 2020 09:00:02 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Southampton | The Guardian

    Phil Foden gets a reality check, Chelsea’s veterans show their worth and West Ham’s board have a decision to make

    The rehabilitation of Luke Shaw has been a success of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s reign. A player given harsh treatment by José Mourinho may never turn into the first-choice England left-back he looked set to be as a teenager at Southampton but his recent repurposing as a left-sided centre-back has revealed extra dimensions to his game. It is a highly specialised position, one only really suited to those games where Solskjær sets his team up to soak up pressure, but since Shaw was deployed there at Liverpool in January, 3-5-2 has been the default formation for United’s more testing fixtures. Shaw’s presence also gave Brandon Williams licence to overlap, though both were put through plenty of defensive work by Manchester City. At 24, Shaw has become a senior figure guiding young blood through matches, something inconceivable under Mourinho. John Brewin

    Related: Manchester United turning a corner with Bruno Fernandes at the wheel

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  • Sat, 07 Mar 2020 17:05:14 +0000: Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin strikes late to sink 10-man Southampton - Southampton | The Guardian

    This was a breathless contest but the lasting image belonged to the match-winner, Allan Saint-Maximin, whose backflip in front of the delirious travelling Newcastle support earned him further adulation.

    Saint-Maximin struck just as it seemed Steve Bruce’s side would be left frustrated in their attempt to wrestle victory from 10-man Southampton, who had Moussa Djenepo sent off in the first half. Saint-Maximin expertly applied the finish after driving on to a superb first-time ball by the substitute Sean Longstaff to score Newcastle’s first league goal in 439 minutes. It was Longstaff’s first touch but a lasting contribution to earn a first win in six league matches and cap a good week’s work after reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

    Related: Jordan Ayew’s quality strike earns Crystal Palace win over Watford

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Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip has been archived below:

  • Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:56:31 +0000: Pellegrino appointed Southampton manager - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Southampton appoint Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager, with the 45-year-old former Alaves boss replacing Claude Puel.
  • Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:42:32 +0000: Southampton sack manager Puel - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Southampton sack boss Claude Puel after one season in charge, when they finished eighth in the Premier League and reached the League Cup final.
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
  • Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:24:39 +0000: Barnsley sign Saints defender McCarthy - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Barnsley sign Southampton defender Jason McCarthy for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
  • Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:20:44 +0000: Liverpool end interest in Van Dijk - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Liverpool apologise to Southampton over "any misunderstanding" and end their interest in defender Virgil van Dijk.

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has been a busy man in the transfer market this summer as he looks to reinforce his squad for the start of next season after a great run which saw them promoted to the English top flight via the play offs. Adkins is now desperate to bring in new names to the club so that he can secure their position in the top flight for another season at least.

The first signing of the summer sees promising young full back Nathaniel Clyne arrive at St Mary`s from Crystal Palace after the promise of the clubs plans to attempt to quality for Europe this season were very enticing for the player. Southampton though will need to pay a large compensation fee to his current club if the deal goes through as due to the players age his former club feel they are due some type of payment from the saints after he signed a new four year deal last week.

Another player who has just be signed by the club is talented striker Jay Rodriguez after he recently arrived from Burnley for a fee which is believed to be around the six and a half million pounds mark. Adkins has long been an admirer of the player and is extremely happy with the signing which he sees as just perfect to bolster his attacking line for next season.

A shocking bit of news right now for Southampton is the fact that their attempts to bring defender Alexander Buttner to St Mary`s may be in tatters after his current club Vitesse Arnham have halted the move after another club have come into the frame for the players signature. Southampton may now find themselves in a bidding war for the player who they see as a perfect addition to their squad so as of now all dealings over the player have hit a premature halt.