|Vladimir Smicer||Liverpool||£1.5 million|
|While the brunt of some criticism at Anfield, Smicer had an excellent Euro 2004 and would be a good addition to the Saints senior squad. However Paul Sturrock has said "That is not a goer." I imagine wages and losing out on European footy would have been just two of the obstacles in getting Smicer to the club.|
Cole made an impact with Charlton on loan last season, and would certainly provide useful back up to James Beattie. However, Cole wil undoubtedly want first team football to ensure a good move away from Stamford Bridge. Saints have dismissed this rumour.
|DeMarcus Beasley||Chicago Fire||"Substantial offer"|
After some intial murmerings from fellow MLS players about Beasley's chance to play at a higher level, this rumour has gone quiet. No doubt Saints are monitoring the situation as Beasley would be a definite contender for our first team.
|James Beattie||Newcastle||8 million +player|
On and on goes the rumour mill on this one, season after season and James Beattie is closer to being a Newcastle player than he ever was.
Paul Sturrock said: "We have not heard anything at all from Newcastle. This has been in the paper so many times that we have nothing more to say on it."
Rupert Lowe said: "Just because people choose to print pure speculation, it does not mean we have to reply to it every time. Nothing has changed since the last time I denied it. We have had no approach - formal or informal - from Newcastle.