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Mainz battling to keep Mateta away from Southampton, Everton

Mainz are battling to keep Jean-Philippe Mateta away from Premier League clubs.

L'Equipe says Southampton have become the fifth Premier League club to have a bid for Mateta rejected by Mainz.

Forward Mateta is worth €40m to the German side, but have only received offers between €20m and €25m so far.

Everton, Newcastle, Cardiff and Watford have also seen their interest rebuffed.

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