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Southampton are standing firm in their desire to keep Oriol Romeu amid reports the midfielder is closing on a move to Celta Vigo.
Media in Spain have claimed the former Chelsea player is heading to La Liga in an £8.5m deal but Sky Sports News has been informed that is not the case.
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Southampton told the Spanish club Romeu was unavailable at the start of the January window and that remains the case as the window head towards the final 10 days.
The 28-year-old, who joined Saints from Chelsea for £5m in 2015, has been a regular in Southampton’s squad this season but most of his recent appearances have come off the bench.
However, he remains a key member of Southampton’s squad especially in a midfield which does not boast a great amount of senior depth.
Romeu has made more than 150 appearances in all competitions for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, scoring five goals, with 22 of those outings coming this season.
How to follow the January transfer window with Sky Sports
Sky Sports will bring you the very latest news from the January transfer market with the return of three shows.
Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering analysis of the biggest stories. Then join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day’s news with The Transfer Show.
Meanwhile, the Transfer Talk podcast will also be back at the turn of the year with more expert analysis from here and across the continent.
And as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don’t miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.
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Source : Sky Sports