Southampton's move for Vitesse Arnhem fullback Alexander Buttner is still on.

The Daily Echo says Buttner's on-off move to Saints has taken another twist.

The 23-year-old has been part of a protracted summer transfer saga that has tested the patience of all at St Mary's, but sources in Holland have confirmed to the Daily Echo that his club, Vitesse Arnhem, still expect him to leave this summer.

The top-flight Dutch side have even taken the step this week of excluding him from their team picture for next season, so certain are they now that he will depart.