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Mane and Wanyama will not be allowed to leave Southampton

Sadio Mane reported to be a target for Man Utd
Sadio Mane reported to be a target for Man Utd

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has made it clear that his club will not consider selling any of their stars in the January transfer window, as speculation over the futures of Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama rumbles on.

Mane was the subject of rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United last summer, although Southampton insist no approach was made for the striker by the Old Trafford giants.

Meanwhile, Wanyama has been agitating for a move away from Southampton for the last couple of transfer windows, with Tottenham and Arsenal linked with a move for the holding midfielder.

Yet Koeman has made it clear that his club will not sanction any sales next month, with these comments designed to end speculation over his star names before it gathers momentum. 

"They talk about players from Southampton because we have some good players and there is always interest in players," said the Saints boss.

"And the ambition of players is about playing Champions League. We know what we like to do and how we like to do our business.

"That means in January nobody will leave Southampton.

"They can prepare whatever they like to prepare with bids. Don't spend time trying to buy a player from Southampton because it's impossible."