Southampton boss Ronald Koeman told Dutch website Helden Online that he did not consider a move to sign Ajax keeper Kenneth Vermeer. "We didn't think about Kenneth Vermeer. We have bought Fraser Forster, who is 26-years-old and a fantastic goalkeeper, who is part of the England squad."

The Dutchman also acknowledged that deals for Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar and Dynamo Kiev forward Jeremain Lens 'didn't succeed', and that he opted against an approach for Queens Park Rangers new boy Leroy Fer due to the number of midfielders already at his disposal.

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