Southampton poised to splash out £14million on Moussa Djenepo


Moussa Djenepo is set to join Southampton from Standard Liege subject to a work permit, Press Association Sport understands. The 20-year-old striker has impressed in the Belgian top-flight since joining two years ago in a cut-price move from Yeelen Olympique in Mali, scoring 12 goals in 54 appearances, with 28 starts. It is understood Saints have been in talks with Standard over the last month, with a £14million deal struck, albeit with the move subject to a work permit, meaning official confirmation is unlikely until next week. Saints are looking to rebuild after being involved in a relegation battle for the second successive season. Mnaager Ralph Hasenhuttl performed impressively following his December appointment, leading Southampton to 16th in the Premier League. Topics Standard Liège, Premier League, Southampton Valdes thanks Manchester United ahead of exit Who is Ishak Belfodil? Meet Everton’s unpredictable new attacker once compared to Ibra Luzon confirmed as new Charlton head coach Liege winger criticises Valdes transfer Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal into Nations League final Southgate quiet over Kane availability to face Holland Raheem Sterling angered by England captaincy confusion Gareth Southgate refuses to discuss team selection Jill Scott urges England to keep their focus at Women’s World Cup Diego Maradona says he should be next Manchester United manager – and delivers verdict on Paul Pogba Arsenal put €25m price-tag on defender as Barcelona come sniffing Manchester United’s failure to hire a director of football reveals the indecision gripping the club The Dirty Dozen: The 12 dirtiest players in Premier League history Is Virgil van Dijk now the favourite for this year’s Ballon d’Or?

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