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​Southampton skipper Fonte unaffected by transfer speculation

Southampton boss Claude Puel insists captain Jose Fonte has not been affected by transfer rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.

"There is no problem with Jose, it is just strange that this rumour comes just before the game at United," the 54-year-old said.

"There is a possibility that he may travel with us to Old Trafford.

"But he is a very good professional and he has played well in training sessions this week and it is important to have Jose with us, I hope, for the United game.

"Jose has good experience, so he cannot be disturbed by this rumour but I am just surprised to hear this before the game, two days before the match. But Jose is our captain and I'm sure he will be completely ready for this game."


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