Southampton plan 15-player clearout

Southampton could offload as many a fifteen players this summer.

Southampton could offload as many a fifteen players this summer.

The Mirror says Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to offload as many as 15 players this summer, including Billy Sharp, flop Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka and Japan ­international Tadanari Lee.

Pochettino will listen to offers for Sharp, currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, Mayuka and Lee, who cost a combined £6million.

Brazilian striker Guly do Prado is also in danger of the axe after falling out of favour since ­Pochettino replaced Nigel Adkins.

Dutch winger Steve de Ridder, midfielder Richard Chaplow and defender Danny Butterfield will also be available.

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