Saints close on Lions skipper
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Millwall are expecting captain David Livermore to join Southampton this week.Millwall are expecting captain David Livermore to join Southampton this week.
Livermore has been unsettled by Saints' interest and has also been linked with a move to Premiership new boys Sunderland.
Southampton have been trying to thrash out a deal with The Lions for Livermore, who has just 12 months remaining on his contract.
He has rejected the chance to sign an extension at The Den and Millwall appear resigned to Livermore moving to the South Coast.
"We should not forget what a fantastic servant David Livermore has been to this club," said Millwall's acting chairman Theo Paphitis.
"I would rather we kept him and he played out the rest of the season and went for a free in the summer if that is what has to happen.
"But at the moment he has been unsettled by the approach from Southampton."
Saints boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed he is still trying to add depth to his squad before the transfer window closes.
Redknapp said: "We do have a few possibles in mind and we certainly need to bring in a couple if we can."
The Southampton manager has denied holding an interest in Perugia striker Jay Bothroyd, who is currently on trial in Germany with Mainz.
Saints have also dismissed speculation that Claus Lundekvam has been the subject of interest from Newcastle United.