Jose Fonte says Southampton must not let anyone leave
Last Updated: 31/08/15 10:56am
Southampton should not let any players leave before the transfer window closes on Tuesday, captain Jose Fonte says.
The Portuguese central defender revealed he and his team-mates have urged midfielder Victor Wanyama to stay at St Mary's.
Wanyama has had a transfer request rejected amid interest from Tottenham Hotspur, while Manchester United have been linked with a move for Sadio Mane.
"The main thing is not letting anyone go," Fonte told the Daily Echo.
"That would be a help to us once the transfer window is closed and hopefully no one will leave, and possibly add a couple more, so we will see."
Southampton have already sold midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United and full-back Nathaniel Clyne to Liverpool this summer.
They have released another four players and have seen goalkeeper Artur Boruc join Bournemouth on a free transfer and 19-year-old forward Sam Gallagher join Championship side MK Dons on loan.
Fonte revealed that he and his team-mates had spoken to the 24-year-old Wanyama, who was dropped for Sunday's 3-0 Premier League win over Norwich City.
"We all had conversations with him and try to explain (why he should stay), so now it's up to the club and to him," the 31-year-old Fonte said.
The win against Norwich, Southampton's first of the season, moved them up to 10th in the table on five points.