Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino admits the St Mary's career of Billy Sharp is over.
The striker has signed for Reading on-loan.
Saints manager Pochettino was asked whether Sharp could expect to force his way into the Argentinean’s set-up in the new year.
"No, not really," Pochettino told the BBC.
"He was never a player who was part of my plans. Our squad is closed, we have the right number of players so there is no coming back."