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Claudio Ranieri has confirmed that Sampdoria needed the deadline-day signings of Antonino La Gumina and Maya Yoshida.
Southampton have confirmed defender Maya Yoshida has agreed to join Serie A club Sampdoria on loan for the rest of the season.
Southampton will be looking to continue their recent run of good form when they host Huddersfield Town on Saturday in the third round of the FA Cup.
Takumi Minamino will become just the ninth Japanese player to grace the Premier League when he officially joins Liverpool from Salzburg in January.