Southampton remain in the race for free agent and right-sided player Jérémy Pied, despite claims from English media that the player has rejected an offer from the Premier League side.
Pied, who worked with Claude Puel last season at OGC Nice, is interested by the challenge at Southampton.
Puel contacted the player’s agent about 10 days ago and talks have been ongoing since then.
Pied has a three year contract offer from St Étienne also on the table, with Bordeaux and a Turkish side also still monitoring the situation.
It appears as if this one will come down to whether or not Pied feels confident that he can earn himself first team football with the Saints. Puel has not promised him anything in that regard. According to certain indiscretions, Pied will make a decision before the week is up.