Southampton: All the early January transfer links featuring Saints

Southampton will be looking for potential players to add to their current squad with the January transfer window now open.

Many players will be linked with the club, although it would be foolish to expect more than one or two to come through the door in a market severely affected by the pandemic and where loan deals will take priority.

Ralph Hasenhuttl prefers a tight group where there are two quality options competing for each position in his team but additions will be crucial in keeping up Saints’ current superb form in the second half of this 2020/21 season.

Teams still have three weeks to get their business done and there will surely be at least some movement on the South Coast.

Below are all the links involving Saints that have appeared recently and some that have been reported on since the summer:

Ralph Hasenhuttl of Southampton (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

Incoming transfers

Brandon Williams, Full-Back, Manchester United, loan – Saints Marching reports (Saints targeting January transfer for Man U talent, Saints still keen for January loan deal, Mixed messages over Saints’ pursuit of Williams loan)

Telegraph coverage: Article 1, Article 2

The Athletic coverage

Shields Gazette on Newcastle “agreement”

Jonathan Shrager tweet

Sky Sports coverage

Demarai Gray, Winger, Leicester City, free transfer – Saints Marching reports (Club will pursue Gray in the summer, Saints ahead of Benfica in Gray race)

Daily Mail report on potential free transfer

Sports Witness article on Record report in Portugal

Jorge Fernandes, Centre-Back, Vitoria Guimaraes, £16m – Saints Marching report (Saints interested in defender Jorge Fernandes)//

Daily Mail original report on Saints, Fulham and Newcastle interest

Wellington Aparecido Martins, Central-Midfielder, free agent, free transfer – Saints Marching report (Saints linked with midfielder Wellington)

UOL report

Adnan Januzaj, Winger, Real Sociedad, €25m – Saints Marching report (Saints targeting €25m former Manchestr United winger)

Hampshire Live article on report from Belgium

Husein Balic, Winger, LASK, permanent transfer – Saints Marching report (Saints are chasing Austrian Husein Balic)

Daily Mail report

Toby Savin, Goalkeeper, Accrington Stanley, permanent transfer – Saints Marching report (Saints looking at young Accrington Stanley goalkeeper)

Football Insider report

Hamza Choudhury, Central-Midfielder, Leicester City, loan – Saints Marching report (Saints offered chance to sign Choudhury on loan)

Daily Mail report

Other transfer/contract news

Hasenhuttl reveals approach for January transfer window

Saints close to agreeing Ings contract

Ings contract to make his highest paid player

Saints chief rubbishes contract claims

Hasenhuttl sends contract message to Ings

Bertrand confirms desire to finish career and coach with Saints

Bertrand set to sign new three-year deal

Bertrand close to agreeing new deal

Stephens could be next to be handed new contract

Report confirms defender will sign new deal

Outgoing transfers

Dan N’Lundulu, Real Betis interest and from clubs in Italy/England – Saints Marching report (Saints striker attracting transfer interest from Spain)

Foot Mercato report

Mohammed Salisu, Rumours of a return to Real Valladolid denied – Saints Marching report (Journalist says Salisu will stay despite transfer rumours)

Dan Sheldon (The Athletic) tweet

Original story from ghanasoccernet.com

Josh Sims, Move to Queens Park Rangers or extension of Doncaster Rovers loan – Saints Marching report (What will be the move for winger Josh Sims)//

Football Insider on QPR links

Yorkshire Post on Doncaster extension

Yan Valery, offered to Schalke 04 on loan with an option to buy – Saints Marching report (Club offers Yan Valery to German club)

getfootballnewsgermany.com report referencing Sky Germany

Michael Obafemi, loan to Swansea City/Stoke City ruled out by injury – Saints Marching report (Michael Obafemi loan deal to Swansea/Stoke off after injury)

Dan Sheldon (The Athletic) tweet

Swansea interest

Tom Barclay (The Sun) tweet on Stoke interest

Wesley Hoedt, permanent transfer to Lazio – Saints Marching report (Hoedt could sign permanently with Lazio in January)

Lazio fan site report

Fraser Forster, loan move back to Celtic – Saints Marching report (Saints goalkeeper linked with January move back to Celtic)

The Athletic report