Southampton plot double Newcastle United defensive raid

Southampton are considering a double swoop for Newcastle United’s Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat for the upcoming campaign, according to reports from the Mirror.

27-year-old goalkeeper Krul is being eyed as a replacement for injured Fraser Forster, who suffered a knee injury that has ruled him out for at least nine months.

The Magpies ace will have the chance to become the first choice keeper at the St Mary’s given that Forster is unlikely to feature until much later in the campaign.

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Janmaat, 25, is also being considered by Saints manager Ronald Koeman to be deployed at right-back in place of Nathaniel Clyne, who is heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.

Clyne was offered a £45,000-a-week deal to extend his stay at the club, but is mulling over an improved offer from the Red Devils.

The Magpies defender has already worked with Koeman during his time at Feyenoord, prior to his £5millon switch to St James’ Park.

He has been a consistent performer at the club, featuring in all 33 Premier League matches so far this season, scoring one goal and providing six assists for his side.