Saints won't sell youngsters

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Southampton insist they will not sell any of their young guns over the summer.

Dexter Blackstock, Yoann Folly, Leandre Griffit and Kenwyne Jones have all been linked with moves away from St Mary's.

Former Saints boss Paul Sturrock - now in charge of Sheffield Wednesday - has been credited with an interest in all four players.

But Saints chairman Rupert Lowe feels the young quartet will form part of Harry Redknapp's first-team plans next season.

"We are not interested in selling any of our promising youngsters," Lowe told the club's official website.

"Several of them have already proved themselves in The Championship and we are looking for them to progress this season."

Blackstock, who spent a productive loan spell at Plymouth Argyle last season, has been linked with a return to Home Park, while Watford and Brighton are also keen.

French midfielders Folly and Griffit have been linked with The Owls after they both spent two separate spells away from Saints last term.

Trinidad & Tobago attacker Jones shone during loan stints at Hillsborough and Stoke City last season and both clubs are eager to sign him on a permanent basis.