Southampton have sent Vegard Forren back to Molde.

The Sun says the defender, 25, only joined Saints from the Norwegian outfit in January for £3.5million, signing a 3½-year deal.

But his stay in England has lasted just six months as he has now been sent packing back to his homeland.

Forren failed to make a SINGLE appearance during his time on the South coast.

He will now hook up again with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde.