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Southampton boss Hasenhuttl warns players over wage demands: We won't gamble

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says they must be careful with their transfer spending.

Southampton posted a pre-tax loss of £76.1million for the 2019-20 season with their turnover and matchday revenue, like their Premier League rivals, all taking a hit.

Southampton are currently trying to finalise deals for the likes of Ryan Bertrand, who is into the last six months of his contract, and Danny Ings and Hasenhuttl said: "If you want to have a safe future, then you have to fix it now.

"You have to know what are the limits in the future and what you have to do for the future.

"The last thing we will do is gamble with some numbers of wages that we will not pay.

"This is a basic of every negotiation of with a player in the future. The players know this.

"We are definitely not the highest paying club in the league. There are some that do it. OK. We cannot. They know this.

"Everybody who wants to come with us is invited to. We showed every player we want to continue working with them. Then it's about the players to decide what they want to do and that's it."

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