New manager Jan Poortvliet says he is looking for Southampton to finish in the play-off places next season.
Southampton appeared to have beaten Portsmouth to the signing of French starlet Morgan Schneiderlin from Strasbourg.
Jan Poortvliet has been given the all clear to take charge of Southampton following a ruling by the Dutch Football Association.
Southampton are reported to be showing an interest in Clinton Morrison, who is considering his future at Crystal Palace.
Southampton will find out the outcome of coach Jan Poortvliet's arbitration and how much compensation Helmond are due on Wednesday.
Southampton have released Jason Dodd and John Gorman because of the financial constraints at St Mary's.
Southampton have secured the future of young midfielder Simon Gillett, who has penned a new two-year deal at the club.
Southampton new boy Paul Wotton says he was impressed with the new regime at the club and is looking forward to a new era.
Southampton have completed their third signing of the summer after landing former Plymouth captain Paul Wotton on a free transfer.
Southampton say they are confident that Jan Poortvliet will be able to take over as head coach of the club on Monday.
Southampton have offered a new one-year contract to young midfielder Jake Thomson to keep him at St Mary's until June 2009.
Southampton will not issue their retained list until next week after they have held more talks with their out of contract stars.
Jan Poortvliet has promised the current Southampton squad they will be given every chance to impress before he makes more new signings.
New Southampton signing Lee Holmes has been compared to Real Madrid star Arjen Robben by manager Jan Poortvliet.
Jan Poortvliet is facing paying a hefty compensation price to former club Helmond Sport before he can take over as head coach at Saints
Helmond Sport claim an arbitration panel may be needed if Southampton don't come up with suitable compensation for Jan Poortvliet.
Southampton remain confident that a compensation package will be agreed in time for new coach Jan Poortvliet to start work this month
Helmond Sport have insisted new Southampton boss Jan Poortvliet still has a contract with them and is unable to join Saints.
Clubcall feedback lets you send Clubcall problem reports, feature ideas and general
suggestions or comments.
Please write a brief description: