Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has issued a 10-day deadline for Manchester United target Nathaniel Clyne to decide on his St. Mary’s future as doubts continue to reign over his contract.
The Daily Mail say his stellar performances this season have attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United and talks over a new deal at Southampton have stalled.
“We’re still speaking with Clyney and his agent, but of course we have to know in 10 days,” Ronald Koeman said.
“The club is doing an offer the maximum what we can do and then we expect the player’s answer.
“I’ve spoken to Clyney, he’s very happy and of course there is some interest but nobody has really bid for the player. All the players are happy with how the team is doing.
“But it’s football, you never know. In football if you go in your last season of contract, we don’t like that.”
Clyne has already missed one publicly imposed deadline to sign a new deal by Koeman and when asked why there had been yet another delay over whether he would sign an extension, Koeman simply said: “Ask him, ask his agent, I don’t know.”
Morgan Schneiderlin could also follow Clyne out the door this summer with the midfielder on the transfer shortlists of Arsenal and Tottenham.
And with a knee injury ruling him out of the rest of the season he may have played his last game for Saints.