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Ralph Hasenhuttl gives backing to Will Smallbone after penalty miss in Carabao Cup loss to Chelsea
by Chelsea. The academy graduate was introduced in the 77th minute at Stamford Bridge for his first senior outing in nine months, having
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Chelsea plan to recall Armando Broja from Southampton when the transfer window reopens in January.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed that the club will have to be frugal in the summer transfer market, and will be trying their best to keep hold of star players. Danny Ings is one of the Austrian's squad that has been linked with a move away from St Mary's.
Chelsea have identified four managers, who could take charge at Stamford Bridge, should Frank Lampard get sacked in the near future.
Brest midfielder Ibrahima Diallo looks set to complete a move to Southampton, with the talented France international under-21 player set to join the St Mary's outfit in a deal worth a reported £15 million. The player, who had previous spells with French giants Monaco, has caught the eye since moving to Brest sufficiently for manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to make an offer the French club can not refuse.
Southampton will sell left-back Matt Targett to Aston Villa in a £14 million transfer deal next week, with the 23-year-old England under-21 international set to sign a four year contract at Villa Park. Targett has been a long-term target for Villa and arrives as the club's first major transfer since returning to the Premier League.
Southampton are in pole position to sign outgoing Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck this summer. The injury-prone forward, who has decided to leave the club ahead of his contract expiry, is rumoured to be on the verge of an agreement with the Saints.
Manchester United are reportedly considering a winter approach to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.