Transfer news: Southampton medical for Florin Gardos of Steaua Bucharest

Last Updated: 13/08/14 10:01am

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Florin Gardos: Steaua Bucharest defender heading for Southampton

Florin Gardos: Steaua Bucharest defender heading for Southampton

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Sky sources understand Steaua Bucharest defender Florin Gardos has undergone his medical ahead of a proposed move to Southampton.

Centre-half Gardos, 25, is expected to be a like-for-like replacement for Dejan Lovren after the Croatia international joined former Saints captain Adam Lallana at Liverpool.

New manager Ronald Koeman has seen a host of last season's Southampton stars sold off to Premier League rivals before he began recruiting his own targets to St Mary's.

The Dutchman has completed the signings of left-back Ryan Bertrand on loan from Chelsea, Saphir Taider in a loan swap for club-record signing Dani Osvaldo with Inter Milan and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster from Celtic.

Koeman is still trying to complete a deal for Leeds right-back Sam Byram with the West Yorkshire club rejecting an initial offer in the region of £4.5million for their player.

However, Saints could lose out to Manchester United for Sporting Lisbon's Argentina left-back Marcos Rojo after the defender fuelled speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford over the weekend by following a handful of United players on social media.

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