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Promotion of Ramsey underlines Southampton's need to enter race to sign Clyne

Southampton’s right back issues worsened in their match against Manchester City yesterday, as youngster Kayne Ramsey was thrown in for his debut against the reigning champions.

Yan Valery has been pressed into action of late, and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has clearly identified the right of his defence as an area in need of improvement.

The Daily Mail report that the Saints are eyeing a January swoop for Olympiakos defender Omar Elabdellaoui, but an even better solution is on the market closer to home.

The Daily Mirror claim that Nathaniel Clyne – despite the fact he has enjoyed an unlikely return to the first team picture at Liverpool lately – is set for a January exit.

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They report that quite the race is developing for the former England international, with Cardiff confident that they are ahead of Fulham and Leicester in the hunt.

Clyne worked with Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock during their time together at Crystal Palace, but of course the defender has his own connections with Southampton too.

He left St Mary’s for Anfield in 2015, and it’s now increasingly clear that Hasenhuttl should go all-out to bring Clyne back to the club next month.

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