GRAY DENIES DEFENDER LINK
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gray has insisted that the 29-year-old Lecce player did not have talks with the south coast Club over a move to St Mary's.
"I just do not know where these stories come from - I can only assume it is agents attempting to put their clients in the limelight," Gray told the club's website.
"There is absolutely no truth in it at all, but even when I deny it, people do not believe me.
"I have never even heard of this player so I have no idea where this has come from."
The Saints boss has also denied that he has lined up swoops for Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris and Swede Abgar Bar-som of Djurgardens.
"I saw that see we had been linked with Jody Morris last night. Why would I need yet another midfielder.
"There is no truth in either of those stories. Equally we've not heard from Spurs who were linked with Wayne Bridge. In any case he is not for sale."