However, Semmens is emphatic that talismanic midfielder Ward-Prowse is not for sale under any circumstances.
He said, per BBC Radio Solent: "Every team would want him but for us he's beyond that level.
"I've got in front of me the six or seven players that signed this summer, I think at least half of them say they want to join for the manager, the city, the club. But all of them say 'and to play with James Ward-Prowse'.
"Tino (Livramento) asked the same question, 'he's going to be here isn't he, because I want to play with him.'
"Being fit I'm sure Ralph will get him onto the pitch on Saturday."
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