Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes that midfielder Victor Wanyama was telling the truth when he denied holding talks with Arsenal. The Kenyan international has been linked with a move, but recently made comments refuted claims he held talks with the Gunners, reports Sky Sports.
Southampton are expecting a couple of their players to leave this summer as a result of their impressive performances, as well as the club’s failure to so far securer Champions League football for next season, and Wanyama is a player who has been speculated about almost ever since he made the move to St Mary’s.
Arsenal have popped up as a side interested, which certainly seems unlikely given the rise of their young midfielder Francis Coquelin who plays in Wanyama’s role, along with Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla being the perfect foil for in the holding role.
Wanyama was quick to refuted any suggestions that he held talks with the Gunners, and his manager Ronald Koeman believes that is the case. The Saints boss understands his players will be coveted in the summer, but doesn’t think his Kenyan international has gone behind the club’s back to arrange terms with another side.
“He said it’s not true what they put in the press and I believe the player. We had a meeting with all the players because what we need now is to have the focus on the last five games. I have no interest in rumours in the press about the future and contracts. It’s about football, there’s always interest in players. But all the players are in contract next season and there are no serious bid for the players,” said Koeman.
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