Southampton are ‘not anticipating a bid’ from Aston Villa for James Ward-Prowse this summer time, in line with talkSPORT’s switch knowledgeable Alex Criminal.
Experiences on Sunday linked Villa with a transfer for the star midfielder after an excellent season with the Saints.
The 26-year-old scored eight targets and added seven assists within the Premier League, kind that noticed him in competition for a spot at Euro 2020.
He was named in Gareth Southgate’s 33-man provisional squad, however was one of many unfortunate seven to overlook out.
Ward-Prowse is on standby for a call-up and can be preventing with Jesse Lingard to interchange Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has been dominated out of the match with a thigh damage, within the squad.
The midfielder’s set-piece prowess makes him a beautiful prospect to suitors within the Premier League.
A report in The Guardian claims Villa have turned their consideration to Ward-Prowse only a day after agreeing a deal to signal Emi Buendia from Norwich, beating Arsenal to him.
The England worldwide has 4 years nonetheless to run on his contract after penning a five-year deal final summer time.
Southampton is not going to be prepared to let him go away, although.
Criminal reviews the Saints ‘are usually not anticipating’ a bid from their Premier League rivals ‘nor would they entertain one’.
Ralph Hassenhuttl’s facet completed 15th within the high flight final season regardless of a robust begin that noticed them high the desk.
For Ward-Prowse, it seems as if his summer time will encompass watching England play on the Euros and be concerned in hypothesis over his future.
However talkSPORT host Jamie O’Hara believes he needs to be in that England squad as a substitute for Alexander-Arnold.
“He’s the most effective set piece takers on the planet,” O’Hara mentioned. “I can’t consider you’re not taking him as a result of when there’s 20 minutes left, or goes to extra-time, and also you suppose there’s nothing occurring and may’t open groups up, what do you do?
“Jack Grealish wins a foul, Ward-Prowse comes on for 20 minutes, bends one within the high nook and also you win 1-0.
“I might nearly settle for it with Trent, as a result of he can take free-kicks, however he’s not on that degree and we’re gentle in midfield. Ward-Prowse is a good midfielder.”