Southampton's Charlie Austin told to train with clubs U23s
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 17/07/19 12:45pm
Charlie Austin is unhappy at Southampton after being told to train with the U23s, Sky Sports News has been told.
Austin is on the transfer list this summer and the Saints hierarchy have made it clear the first-team group is solely for those focused on their upcoming Premier League campaign.
Along with Mario Lemina and Jordy Clasie, Austin is free to speak to other clubs and was not at their recent training camp in Austria.
The club are also willing to listen to offers for goalkeepers Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster.
The 30-year-old Austin has scored 16 goals in 66 appearances for Southampton, but netted just two in 25 games last season.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has already strengthened in attacking areas this summer, signing striker Che Adams from Birmingham and Moussa Djenepo from Standard Liege.