Saints lose interest in Townsend

01 September 2014 09:31

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend is not one of the players Southampton are looking to sign on deadline day, Press Association Sport understands.

The England international has been strongly linked with a move to St Mary's, with reports he could be involved in a deal which would see Jay Rodriguez go the other way.

However, it is understood Townsend is no longer one of the players Southampton are looking at, although they remain keen to bring in a winger.

Saints manager Ronald Koeman also wants to strengthen his defence before the window shuts, with Atletico Madrid's Toby Alderweireld one of the players the club are negotiating with.

It is understood the only players leaving St Mary's will be fringe players, with the club remaining firm in their stance that the likes of Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin, of interest to Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs, are not for sale.

Source: PA