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Rudi Garcia has turned Southampton down

According to L’Équipe, former AS Roma and Lille boss Rudi Garcia has turned down an offer from Premier League side Southampton.

Talks have occurred between the Saints and Garcia, but the Frenchman decided against a possible move, looking instead for a side offering Champions League football for his next move.

Southampton have also met with Claude Puel, the former OGC Nice man, and those talks are thought to have been more constructive. Puel is one of a number of profiles that Southampton appear to be considering before making their final decision.

Puel recently rejected offers from Anderlecht and a huge financial proposition from the Middle East.

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