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Puel: Man Utd target Fonte will not be leaving Southampton

Southampton boss Claude Puel has made it clear that Jose Fonte is going nowhere this summer.

The Saints skipper has been linked with a potential shift to Manchester United in the current transfer window but new manager Puel has no intentions of letting the Portuguese centre-half leave St Mary's.

"I do not think there is a possibility for Jose to leave us. I am sure that he can play all these games, he is very proficient," said Puel.

"When I see him on the pitch he is interesting, very professional and he has a good attitude.

"(Fonte has) re-joined in training. I do not know if he will start the game (on Saturday) but we will see.

"The market window is difficult for the club and the players but it is very important for the team.

"Many clubs can be interested in players that is normal."

Southampton kick-off the new Premier League season at home against Watford on Saturday.


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