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Rumour Reel: Southampton seeking Jans as Premier League’s first ever Luxembourg star

Lee Gormley | 14 November 2016

Coral’s rumour reel

The January transfer window is swiftly approaching and many Premier League clubs are already planning ahead with outlined targets for the winter period.

This includes Southampton among others, with the Saints seeking a new defensive recruit as part of Coral’s latest rumour reel for November 14th.

So read on to see who is going where in the coming months below…

Southampton seeking Jans signing

Saints manager Claude Puel is ready to fork out £1m on Waasland-Beveren defender Laurent Jans in the January transfer window, a move which would make the latter the first ever player from Luxembourg to feature in the Premier League.

Southampton seeking Jans signing features in Coral's latest rumour reel for November 14th.

Southampton seeking Jans signing features in Coral’s latest rumour reel for November 14th.

The 24-year-old full back has been impressing of late while with his current Belgian outfit and boasts 29 caps for his native country, with Southampton seeking Jans’ signing in the coming months.

Puel’s south coast club sit in 10th position of the top-flight table and, after injuries to Euro 2016 full winning back Cedric Soares and Jeremy Pied as well as Cuco Martina struggling for form, Jans is seen as an ideal arrival.

The highly-rated wideman has previously had a trial at Dundee United and is reportedly also being eyed by Championship sides Aston Villa and Huddersfield. Meanwhile, Luxembourg would become the 106th nation to be represented in the PL, with Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan making Armenia the most recent.

Man City chasing Sanchez

With just one year remaining on his current contract with Arsenal, clinical Chile international Alexis Sanchez has found himself at the top of Manchester City’s transfer targets list.

Sanchez is being heavily tracked by Man City, with his Arsenal future hanging in the balance.

Sanchez is being heavily tracked by Man City, with his Arsenal future hanging in the balance.

Pep Guardiola worked with the South American attacker during their time together at Barcelona previously and is reportedly keen to secure a reunion at the Etihad next year.

The 27-year-old forward has just a single year on his present deal with the Gunners and is in search of a significant pay rise on his earnings, with Man City lurking and ready to offer up to £50m for his services.

With the Chilean’s contract soon expiring in London, Arsene Wenger may be forced into accepting such a mammoth offer in order to avoid losing his star man for nothing in the near future, as the Sky Blues circle for what would be a huge transfer coup.

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