Koeman: Long not for sale

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has reiterated that Shane Long is not for sale, despite the club's recent purchase of of Charlie Austin.

Austin signed for the Saints from QPR last week for £4million, adding to their attacking options which also include Graziano Pelle and winger Sadio Mane.

When asked about the speculation surrounding Long, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's trip to Old Trafford, Koeman said: "The same answer. We brought one player in and nobody will go out. I keep that until the 31 of January.

"You know my answer. Nobody will go out but maybe I have to repeat 80 times more but if you like I will do it," he added.

Koeman did, however, confirm that Gaston Ramirez has no future at the club.

"I spoke to Gaston and I mention to him there is no future in the club at the end of your contract and if you really like to play football then you have to go somewhere."

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