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    Default Sky reporting Fonte in talks with Villa

    What it says on the tin, can't believe it personally

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    That would be ridiculous

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    Default Sky reporting Fonte in talks with Villa

    Bit like lambert. Sell at the right age


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    Can't see how this would be true.
    What's his contract situation with us?

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    Just watched that myself, saying Van Dijk would maybe replace him rather than partner him. Hopefully that's not the case.

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    Maybe agent talk to sort out a new contract

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_Ash View Post
    Maybe agent talk to sort out a new contract
    He only signed one 12 months ago

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    He has just changed agent!

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    That is incredibly silly in the current situation. If he was to leave it would be for a far better side than them (or Palace for that matter).

    I will say I expect him to go in the summer though, he's had at least a year more than usual of being good for us without a top 6 side signing him.

    Ditto Mane and Wanyama, and maybe Rodriguez, Pelle and Cedric could leave too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Corellian View Post
    Just watched that myself, saying Van Dijk would maybe replace him rather than partner him. Hopefully that's not the case.
    Caulker plays the same side as Fonte, but I still think it's pretty unlikely - he's not shown any of the usual signs of leaving, he's been at every training session and is playing matches for a start.

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    He's a key part of the squad, massive personality and great defender, I can't see the logic in selling him.

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    Surely not? Appreciate he is heading towards a certain age, but he's our captain and clearly a vital player on and off the pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattio View Post
    He's a key part of the squad, massive personality and great defender, I can't see the logic in selling him.
    We won't sell him. But that is what we generally do though. Sell players

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    Agent talk me thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    We won't sell him. But that is what we generally do though. Sell players
    Please stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriansfc View Post
    Please stop.
    Its boring isn't it.

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    On the basis that this is true , awful decision. Would mean only 1 of last years back 5 being in the team come Saturday having been replaced by a relegated CB and potentially a CB from a truly awful SPL. Bit of a risk I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriansfc View Post
    Please stop.
    Go on Adrian. Tell us how we are all negative and then predict another defeat for us

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    Perhaps this is is why we are after Virgil Van Dijk and Kalidou Koulibaly?


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    Blimey, people talking like he's gone.

    Calm down.

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    He won't go. If he did. Purely for the money IMO

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    Is he 'in talks' or is he 'linked' with villa as per the other thread. Very different things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Is he 'in talks' or is he 'linked' with villa as per the other thread. Very different things.
    Linked, he isn't in talks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appy View Post
    Linked, he isn't in talks.
    In that case, finger off the panic button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_Ash View Post
    Maybe agent talk to sort out a new contract
    new agent flexing his muscles

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
    Perhaps this is is why we are after Virgil Van Dijk and Kalidou Koulibaly?


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    That was my first thought - he certainly didn't look himself last week though - not that any of our defence looked solid

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    would be genuinely amazed if this happened.

    Was only a week or so ago he was getting all emotional about captaining us in Europe, why he swap that and Koeman for Villa and Sherwood.

    Also, he was quoted on VVD and what a good player he is - if he knew that was his replacement as suggested above, i doubt he'd be giving it that chat.

    Would put this down as media looking at who needs what, who is linked with who, plus agents getting in the mix.

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    Linked or in talks?

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    Wasn't he 'linked with' Palace last summer?

    That phrase 'linked with' - can mean all sorts.

    Can't believe for a second he's looking for a move....captain of a progressive club, playing in Europe, etc etc?

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    Why would Fonte go to the likes of Villa? He has been working on achieving European football since League 1 with Saints and now we have it. If he went to Villa or Everton there is now guarantee that he will ever play in a European competition at his age in his career.

    So one is on a wind up. Or it is his agent talking ****!

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    Has the OP had a mare here with his sensationalist reporting of a link?

    For those who didn't see it, what exactly was said?

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    Fonte to swap five years of work, to get to the point of captaining Southampton in Europe as one of the club's top earners... for what?

    Tim Sherwood, an owner who is looking to sell at the first opportunity without putting any more money into the club, and a club who don't sell out their ground after spending seasons scrapping around the relegation zone.

    Don't see it.

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    Will probably find out either way in RK's press conf this afternoon, surely rubbish/agent talk

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    Could be a nice new contract on the way though!

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    VILLA IN FONTE TALKS

    Aston Villa could be set to make another signing this summer as we understand they are talks to sign Southampton captain Jose Fonte.

    The defender signed a new deal last summer until 2017 but it is understood that Villa and Everton are interested in signing him.

    Saints, though, would not let him leave without signing a replacement centre-back and Celtic's Virgil van Dijk is their number one target.

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    Sounds crazy but then i remember thinking the same when there was talk of Lambert going. I honestly don't think it's beyond the realms of possibility, especially since we're looking at the center back from Napoli (according to rumours).

    Personally i'd be extremely disappointed if it was true as he's been there since league one and seems like a real leader, but at the end of the day there's little to no sympathy in this game so it won't be a shock either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb View Post
    Sounds crazy but then i remember thinking the same when there was talk of Lambert going.
    True. I'd imagine this will get confirmed or debunked very quickly.

    Would be odd timing, especially with his comments re: Virgil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    VILLA IN FONTE TALKS

    Aston Villa could be set to make another signing this summer as we understand they are talks to sign Southampton captain Jose Fonte.

    The defender signed a new deal last summer until 2017 but it is understood that Villa and Everton are interested in signing him.

    Saints, though, would not let him leave without signing a replacement centre-back and Celtic's Virgil van Dijk is their number one target.
    Van Dijk and Caulker, replacements for Alderweireld and Gardos. So, as Saints "would not let him leave without signing a replacement centre-back", we're not letting him leave.

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    Would be a terrible move for us. Even more so because he is one of the few players we have to have a history with, and passion for, the club.

    Probably a new contract ruse. If not, no chance we should be forced to sell our best defender to a competitor.

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    Like I say, I can see him going to one of the top 6 (either Spurs or Liverpool to be honest) in 2016, definitely can't see him going to one of the bottom 10 now.

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    Why would he want to leave us for villa?

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    It's not like Villa can offer him a major bumper pay packet so it sounds like rubbish to me

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    Will be interesting to hear Koeman on this in today's press conference.

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    I can't see him training in todays Southampton snapchat

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    Would be gutted if this was true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypochondriac View Post
    Why would he want to leave us for villa?
    Last big payday.

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    Seems ridiculous to me, what can Villa offer him that we can't? He's the first name on the teamsheet every week, and rightly so. As many have pointed out he's just got a new agent who's probably looking for a pay day, either from a transfer or a new contract. We can't afford to lose Jose, our defence has already looked shaky this season, it would fall apart without him. Should be our highest earner.

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    "We wanna make you an offer for Fonte"

    "Fook off"

    Talks?

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    People need to get a grip ffs. This place is a nuthouse at times.

    Only last week he was saying that leading saints out in Europe was the proudest moment of his career. He isn't leaving for villa. How is that remotely believable?

    And look, this is me telling you this! According to some (bunch of numpties) I am one of the biggest bed wetters" on the forum for highlighting that our current first 11 isn't as strong as last season's first 11 yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatch View Post
    I can't see him training in todays Southampton snapchat
    I make that him far right on the knees up bit.

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