24 Jul 2015 21:43:23
Saints are being linked to James Chester of Hull for CD replacement!

1.) 25 Jul 2015
24 Jul 2015 21:55:23
Blimey Steve Bruce must be on the phone to Ronald as we speak asking for another 12 million and trying not to break out in laughter . Surely this isn't going to happen , we can do better for much less money.

2.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 00:46:25
Totally agree chrisdownj, I hope it's just lazy-jouralism and we invest in proven quality

3.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 04:59:03
We spent 12 million on Shane Long last year .

I wouldn't count anything out, especially now we are obviously in a desperate situation with a large bank account.

4.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 06:20:08
James Chester proven in the premier league over last 2 years and has clubs like everton after him

5.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 07:43:55
I read this and wouldn't mind him but he wouldn't be a starter.
If we are spending that sort of cash I'd rather have Jonny Evans. Much more experience, a better defender and cheaper.
But for my starting 11 it would Bruno Martins Indi all day long

6.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 08:26:41
An odd link. Chester's not going to sign to be 3rd or 4th choice CB, yet he's not better than Fonte or Yoshida, so are Saints really going to spend £10-12m on a back up defender when they could get a very decent starter for a similar amount? They allegedly bid way more than that for Alderweireld, so in theory the money's there for a proper signing.

I would've thought they'd make a big effort to get a high class replacement in for Alderweireld and perhaps try and sneak a little loan in for a back up option.

Interestingly, Jose Fonte seems to think another DMC is on the agenda too.

7.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 09:51:02
hi I am new.
Chester is a good player but Hull want big money. You don't want to spend over £10 million for him. Why don't we go back in for De Vrij

8.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 10:30:40
@ soton83, proven in a side that were relegated and struggled the season before, quality is open to interpretation, I don't think he is a player we should be looking at personally, especially if £10 million is the reported price, as qwertyell mentions I think we need to replace Toby like-for-like not buy someone who is worse than we already have

Interesting times

9.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 11:51:31
I remember people saying similar things about Cahill at Bolton but Chelsea bought him and they had the best defence in the league last year. I think Chester is a good player with great potential.Fonte was our worst defender in the championship and look where he is today. He was second fiddle behind hoovield and look what happened. As for Shane long, last season he proved he was worth every penny we paid for him. He's not going to set the goal tally on fire but he is an incredible team player

10.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 14:11:51
Chester yes 10mill NO!

11.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 17:43:39
You will never ever convince me that we got a good deal with Shane . I like him
and he scored some important goals but I don't think any other team in similar league position to us like Swansea etc. has a 12 million pound purchase sat on the bench on a regular basis . We did panic when we bought him and I hope we don't do the same
thing again.

12.) 25 Jul 2015
25 Jul 2015 17:56:24
I love all this concern that RoKo would mess up the signing of a CB! Next, someone will suggest he needs some assistance from Brenda to help him find a goodun and how not to pay over the odds.