Preview: Southampton vs Everton – Saints look to get points on the board before Europa League campaign kicks off

After they both shared four goals on opening day, Southampton and Everton will both be aiming for their first win in what promises to be a keenly contested encounter on the Hampshire coast. Manager Ronald Koeman was not at Newcastle to see his Saints side finish level in an entertaining game which saw Graziano Pelle continue his red-hot start to the new season with a fine headed goal, and Shane Long grab an equaliser through similar means. Two late chances for Sadio Mane meant there was a tinge of regret…

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Analysis – Southampton remain typically calm after duo depart

For the second summer in succession, Southampton have found themselves with several of their stars in demand following another highly productive campaign which left the many doubters stunned. The mass exodus of 2014 has so far not been repeated and is unlikely to be, but two of their biggest assets in right-back Nathaniel Clyne and long-serving midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin have both moved on. Clyne’s future was shrouded in uncertainty for some time before he joined Liverpool in June, reuniting with several of his former Saints teammates in doing so, while…

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Nine Premier League bargain buys: including former Manchester City trio

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Despite the lucrative television deal that is set to see clubs in the Premier League earn astronomical numbers whether they have a good season or not, sides will still be on the lookout for a bargain this summer as they look to improve their squad for the next campaign. READ MORE: Defender tells club to let him join Man United Liverpool target raid for £17m Premier League midfielder Bundesliga star issues come-and-get-me plea to Chelsea And already, many teams have dipped into the market and secured some excellent talent at…

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