Lowe slams speculation
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Saints supremo has reacted to reports linking Luton Town's Matthew Taylor, Fulham midfielder Bjarne Goldbaek and Jody Morris of Chelsea with moves to the South Coast.
"Taylor is just one of many that we have scouted," Lowe insisted. "And there is no truth in the stories linking us with moves for Bjarne Goldbaek at Fulham or Jody Morris at Chelsea."
Separate reports have claimed Gordon Strachan is showing an interest in Liverpool's England international star Nick Barmby, with a possible summer swap deal in the pipeline involving Marian Pahars.
However, the Anfield outfit have a surplus of strikers at present, although Nicolas Anelka is only on loan from Paris Saint Germain.
As for Rory Delap and the prospect of a loan switch to Nationwide League promotion chasers Coventry City, Lowe has rubbished the link concerning the club's record signing.
"The speculation linking Delap with Coventry is complete and utter rubbish," Lowe told the official Southampton website.
"Someone has looked at Jim Smith's arrival and put two and two together and got it wrong.
"Gordon Strachan is delighted with Rory, at the moment.
"The Leeds boys were very impressed with him after they played us and anyone who has seen him in action recently could not consider moving him on."