Bournemouth moved into third place in the Premier League with a 3-1 win against south-coast rivals Southampton on Friday.
The latest 3-0 defeat at relegation rivals Newcastle on Saturday proved to be the final straw for the Southampton hierarchy, with the club in danger of being relegated from the top flight for the first time since being promoted in 2012.
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Van Dijk was left out of Southampton’s first-team squad by manager Mauricio Pellegrino after the Dutch international handed in a transfer request
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Sergio Romero displayed some eye-catching pre-Europa League final form by saving a penalty as Manchester United drew 0-0 at Southampton in their penultimate Premier League game.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino returns to former club Southampton on Wednesday with a burning desire for a return to form on the road.