Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl wants up to three new signings

Everton midfielder Tom Davies a target; Southampton want him on loan while Merseyside club prefer a permanent deal

Ralph Hasenhuttl, Manager of Southampton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Southampton FC at Goodison Park on July 09, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. 0:22
Ralph Hasenhuttl is confident Southampton will do business before the transfer window closes

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is confident to club will do business before the transfer window closes and says there could be up to three new signings.

The Saints have already signed right-back Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham and centre-back Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid this summer.

Everton midfielder Tom Davies is a player they are interested in, but Southampton only want to take him on loan while the Merseyside club would, at the moment, prefer a permanent deal.

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"I know we will get players in," Hasenhuttl said. "Now comes the moment where some good opportunities are coming up.

"Our number-one choice, it may not be so easy to get now, but there are some other alternatives coming to us, loan or permanent.

"I think we know we need one or two players minimum, maybe three."

Wesley Hoedt of Southampton during the Club Friendly match between Feyenoord v Southampton at the Stadium Feijenoord on July 28, 2019 in Rotterdam Netherlands (
Image: Wesley Hoedt looks to be on his way out of Southampton

Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt is expected to head back to former club Lazio in a loan switch, while Sofiane Boufal and goalkeeper Angus Gunn could also depart to gain more first-team opportunities.

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"So far, nothing is finalised, so it is too early to speak about," Hasenhuttl said regarding Hoedt, "but he is one player who will leave our club."

Saints will again be without Nathan Redmond for Saturday's evening kick-off at Burnley as the winger recovers from an ankle problem.

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