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Koeman: I will not worry over Clyne sale


Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is unmoved by the speculation surrounding Nathaniel Clyne ahead of tonight's match against apparent suitors Manchester Untied.

This has been a wonderful season to date for the 23-year-old full-back, having played a key role in Saints' astonishing start to the campaign and impressed in his first England run-outs.

Such displays have somewhat inevitably led to speculation Clyne (inset) could soon be leaving for pastures new, with United heavily linked in recent days.

The right-back's deal at St Mary's runs until 2016 and talks are ongoing to extend that, leaving Koeman relaxed about the situation.

"If I have to be worried about those kind of rumours, then I will be worried every day and I don't like that," the Dutchman said with a smile.

"I like my life and I like to be positive. It's no issue."

It is a good job Koeman does not get het up by transfer talk given the summer he had, with Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert amongst those moving on, although that unparalleled talent drain from St Mary's has not led to the meltdown some had predicted.

Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez are amongst those out tonight, while Toby Alderweireld is a doubt.

The Belgium defender was forced off towards the end of last week's trip to Arsenal, reducing Saints to ten men.