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Southampton transfers: Saints 'in Banega talks'
8th July 2013 11:19am BST
Southampton are in talks with representatives of Valencia midfielder Ever Banega, SportsDirect News has learned.
Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino has a reported £30 million kitty to spend this summer and has targeted Internacional’s Leandro Damiao, Celtic’ Victor Wanyama as well as Banega.
The Argentine boss has already landed the signature of defender Dejan Lovren from Lyon on a four-year contract and has now set his sights on securing a deal to bring Banega to St Mary’s.
SportsDirect News has now learned the south-coast club are in negotiations with representatives of the Argentina international as Valencia ponder the Saints’ £7.6 million bid for his services.
The 25-year-old scored for league goals for Los Che last season and has made 19 appearances for the Argentinian national side.