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Southampton aim to close Saphir Taider deal today

Southampton are wrapping up a deal for Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider.

The Daily Mail says Taider is poised to join Southampton from Inter Milan on an initial loan with a view to a £7million permanent deal.

The French-born Algeria international has been proposed as part of the transfer that took Dani Osvaldo to Milan. Taider, 22, who was also offered to West Ham earlier in the window, is due to have a medical in the morning ahead of a signing on a season's loan.

Manager Ronald Koeman said: "Taider brings quality and we need that. We need competition in the squad as well and that will be good."

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