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Time running out on Southampton's Promes deal

Quincy Prmoes played against Liverpool in the Champions League for Spartak Moscow. Credit: PA

Southampton's attempts to sign Quincy Promes are being met by resistance from Spartak Moscow.

With the coffers swelled by the recent record-breaking £75million sale of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool, struggling Saints are attempting to strengthen their squad before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

Monaco striker Guido Carrillo has already arrived this month for a club-record fee and Mauricio Pellegrino would like to bolster his struggling side's attack further with Promes.

The Holland international is understood to be interested in a move to St Mary's, but negotiations are proving tough due to Spartak's understandable reluctance to sell their star turn.

Promes is currently in Marbella with the Russian team at a training camp, with a friendly scheduled against Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia on Wednesday.

Time is running out for Saints to sign the attacker as Pellegrino looks to improve his side.

Asked about the possibility of movement before the window shuts, the Southampton boss said: "It's possible. It's probable.

"We want to bring a player but it is difficult for us."

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