Three in, three out at Southampton in January

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IN – Ruben Semedo

Football Soccer - Borussia Dortmund v Sporting Lisbon - Champions League - Group F - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - 02/11/16. Borussia Dortmund's Adrian Ramos in action with Sporting Lisbon's Ruben Semedo. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

With captain Jose Fonte and his centre-back partner Virgil van Dijk being heavily linked with moves away from St Mary’s, Southampton will surely be looking at signing their next central defender.

With Fonte approaching his 33rd birthday, the club will already be searching for a long-term replacement for the Euro 2016 winner, and their answer could be another Portuguese player.

Semedo is only 22 but has impressed with his performances at the heart of Sporting Lisbon’s defence and should be near the top of the Saints’ list of targets.

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