Southampton boss Pochettino short with reporters over transfer queries

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino was short with reporters over transfer rumours yesterday. Gaston Ramirez has been linked with a return to Serie A.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino was short with reporters over transfer rumours yesterday.

Gaston Ramirez has been linked with a return to Serie A.

Asked for news on Ramirez's future, Pochettino said: "Nothing. He's just a Southampton player and, as any other player, he's fulfilling his contract at Southampton. I know nothing about that (interest from Inter)."

Pochettino was equally curt when quizzed about record signing Dani Osvaldo's future and a report in Turkey that Besiktas have made an enquiry about Jose Fonte, a key part of the Saints defence to have conceded just five league goals this season.

"Every time I speak about the secret of this team and their success, I speak about it in a defensive manner in the sense that we have been playing really well defensively," he said of the Portuguese.

"That is not just down to one player, but the collective, the whole squad. I think not just him but the whole squad deserves the same merit, the same praise.

"Now I have found out about another rumour about another one of my players, so that pleases me. Press conferences are a great way to find out about these rumours."

 
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