Cape Town - Southampton manager
Mark Hughes admits the club would need to offload players before they
are able to pursue new signings during the current transfer window.
The Saints have thus far brought in Stuart Armstrong, Mohamed
Elyounoussi and Jannik Vestergaartd for £41 million in total, while
Dusan Tadic was sold to Ajax for £15 million. Angus Gunn has also joined
arrived from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.
The team from the south coast may need to bring in more fresh faces
to strengthen their squad after a disappointing 2017/18 campaign that
saw them barely avoid relegation, but Hughes says they don't have the
finances to do so.
Speaking to the Southern Daily Echo, he said: "We will
probably have to sell or allow players to go out of the club if we're
likely to bring anybody in now I would think.
"We've done OK. We have done early business which we are pleased about but you are always on the lookout.
"We've still got a couple of weeks before the start of the season and
things present themselves as we know. We have to be ready if we are
able to get in the right type of player who can help us."