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Football: Southampton ready to sell record signing Osvaldo

Published on Jul 22, 2014 8:10 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Southampton are looking to sell their record signing Italian Dani Osvaldo, who has been at St Mary's for less than a year, the Premier League club's new manager Ronald Koeman said.

The Saints paid Roma a club record fee of 15 million pounds (S$31.7 million) for the 28-year-old striker last August, but he only made 13 appearances and scored three goals before joining Juventus on loan after a training-ground fight.

Koeman told BBC Radio Solent the board was now looking to offload him permanently after he failed to arrive back for pre-season training and is now on leave of absence.

"It was a difficult situation for him to come back to. He was too late, The decision of the board was to allow him not to come back," the Dutchman said.

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