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Saints secure Taider and Osvaldo swap deal


We are pleased to announce that Saphir Taïder has joined #SaintsFC on a season-long loan from @Inter. #SaintSaphir


Meanwhile, @danistone25 moves in the opposite direction, joining @Inter on loan for the 2014/15 campaign. #saintsfc

Southampton's response to the player exodus at St Mary's has continued with the signing of Saphir Taider on a season-long loan deal.

However, as part of the agreement Dani Osvaldo moves in the opposite direction on the same terms, leaving Saints with no net gain as they seek to bolster a squad short on numbers.

Taider, a 22-year-old midfielder, played in two of Algeria's matches at the recent World Cup and joined Inter a year ago following a two-season stint at Bologna.



Saints sign Bertrand on loan

Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand struggled for minutes at Chelsea. Credit: PA

Southampton have announced the signing of Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand on a season-long loan.

Press Association Sport understands the south-coast club have the option to buy Bertrand outright next summer.

Bertrand has been with the Blues since 2006 but has found action hard to come by, spending last season on loan at Aston Villa.

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