Saints waiting for firm McCarthy and Forster interest

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Southampton have reportedly not received any offers for goalkeepers Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy this summer.

Southampton have reportedly not received any offers for goalkeepers Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy this summer.

Both custodians have been linked with a summer departure from St Mary’s with Angus Gunn set to be Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first-choice shot-stopper again next season.

Liverpool have been credited with an interest in McCarthy as a possible replacement for Simon Mignolet at Anfield.

The 29-year-old was a regular in the Saints’ side after succeeding Forster between the sticks in December 2017 and remained in goal at the start of last season, despite Gunn arriving in a £13.

5million deal 12 months ago.

However, Hasenhuttl opted to play Gunn after replacing Mark Hughes in the hotseat and it seems the player would now like to move on to boost his international aspirations with England.

Forster had not played for the Saints since the Boxing Day defeat to Tottenham back in December 2017 when he was handed 90 minutes in the 3-0 defeat at West Ham in May.

The former Celtic stopper’s chances of featuring regularly next term look slim so a move to pasture new would no doubt appeal.

But McCarthy and Forster are both under contract until summer 2022 so would command a sizeable fee, which is potentially what has put potential suitors off making a bid.

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