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Spurs target happy at Southampton - Koeman

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says Morgan Schneiderlin is content at St Mary's.

The Dutchman also confirmed no one has bid for the France international, despite reported interest from Spurs, adding the midfielder will miss the rest of the campaign with injury.

Morgan Schneiderlin is wanted elsewhere. Credit: PA

"He is a key player, so it is disappointing," said Koeman. "It is the ligaments of his left knee and that is a shame because he's out for the last part of the season."

It has been suggested Schneiderlin wants to secure a summer move to a Champions League club.

Koeman added: "He is happy (here), but it is up to the player.

"We like to keep everybody but we know sometimes it's difficult. But there isn't any serious bid for the player."

Southampton midfielder ruled out for season

Morgan Schneiderlin has been linked with a move away from Southampton this summer. Credit: PA

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will miss the rest of the season through injury.

The influential playmaker has been strongly linked with a move to north London this summer with both Arsenal and Spurs both reported to be keen on a move.


Athletic Bilbao honour Southampton legend Le Tissier

Le Tissier flew over to attend the Basque derby. Credit: PA

Former Southampton and England forward Matt Le Tissier has been the first to receive the "One Club Man Award" from Primera Division club Athletic Bilbao.

The award was recently introduced to honour players who have spent their entire careers with one team.

Le Tissier flew over to attend the Basque derby between Athletic and Real Sociedad and was introduced to the San Mames crowd at half-time.

"It certainly was a big surprise and a very pleasant one too," he told Athletic's official website. "I am incredibly proud to be the first to receive this award.

"My main reason (for staying at Southampton) was my personal happiness and contentment, something which I have always put first among other things.

"That and the fact that I felt a loyalty to pay back Southampton for giving me the chance to achieve my dreams."

Le Tissier scored 209 goals during a 16-year career with the Saints before retiring in 2002.

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Southampton midfielder still believes in top four finish

Morgan Schneiderlin says Southampton are refusing to give up on their Champions League aspirations despite Saturday's damaging defeat at Stoke.

Schneiderlin scored in Saturday's defeat at Stoke. Credit: PA

Saints missed the chance to close the gap on fourth-placed Manchester City to two points as they went down to a 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium.

Schneiderlin opened the scoring with his first Barclays Premier League goal since September, but a mistake from Saints goalkeeper Kelvin Davis allowed Mame Diouf to equalise and substitute Charlie Adam stole all three points with six minutes to go.

Schneiderlin accepts the Europa League is a more realistic goal for Southampton now, but he insists the players still have faint hopes of qualifying for the premier club competition in Europe.

"We wanted to achieve the top four and now it's going to be even more complicated but we're not going to give up," the midfielder told Southampton's website.

"We wanted to give the fans the most prestigious competition but if not, we want to give them the Europa League. We want to secure European football for this club, that's our main target."

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