Dusan Tadic not looking to leave Southampton, says Ronald Koeman

Southampton's Dusan Tadic celebrates his penalty goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Sunderland.
Image: Dusan Tadic's future at Southampton has been the subject of speculation in recent months

Dusan Tadic has "no problem" at Southampton and is not seeking a St Mary's exit, according to boss Ronald Koeman.

Tadic has already moved to deny rumours he was agitating for a summer transfer away from the south coast, and now Saints manager Koeman has followed suit.

Southampton will fight to retain in-demand stars Sadio Mane, Victor Wanyama and Fraser Forster this summer, with Graziano Pelle and playmaker Tadic also likely to attract suitors.

Koeman has insisted, though, that Tadic would have sought him out directly with any problems over his future, rather than suffer in silence or make moves behind the scenes.

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"For every player if he doesn't start regularly it's difficult," said Koeman.

"You talk about what came out in the press, I spoke to Dusan and he was totally surprised.

"He's one of the players that if he has a problem he will talk to the manager. We have good contact.

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"Even in the winter time when he wasn't playing all the time we spoke about his situation.

"There's no problem at the moment and for next season we will see what happens."

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Tadic was Koeman's first signing as Southampton manager back in 2014 and has made 58 Premier League appearances for the Saints, scoring 10 goals.

Southampton host Newcastle this Saturday as the Magpies scrap to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

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