Battle for Puncheon
Up to six Premier League clubs keen
By Graeme Bailey - Follow me on Twitter @graemebailey. Last Updated: January 19, 2011 3:34pm
Puncheon: Set for move
A battle is ensuing to land Jason Puncheon with a number of Premier League clubs stepping up their interest.
The Southampton winger is ready to leave the South Coast club, having already spent time on loan at Millwall earlier this season.
However, his form with The Lions, where he scored five goals in seven games, has alerted a host of other clubs.
A battle is now ensuing for the 24-year-old, and skysports.com understands up to half-a-dozen Premier League clubs are now looking at him.
Amongst the club hunting him are Blackpool, Wolves, West Brom and West Ham.
As well as Millwall, Championship sides Swansea, Middlesbrough, Portsmouth and Leicester are also chasing Puncheon.
His agent Tony Finnigan confirmed the interest in him, telling skysports.com: "There is considerable interest in Jason.
"He is capable of playing at the highest level and it is not a surprise the clubs are showing an interest.
"But at the moment, all enquiries need to be fielded by Nicola Cortese [chairman] at Southampton."