Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea ‘launch’ RECORD bid for Enzo Fernandez, Perro to Spurs back ON, Bayern AGREE Cancelo deal

    Southampton trigger release clause for Vitinha

    Southampton have triggered the £26m release clause of Braga striker Vitinha, writes Jordan Davies.

    The 22-year-old has been in fine form in the Portugal top flight so far this season, scoring 13 goals in 27 games in all competitions.

    Vitinha has also shone in the Europa League for Braga, scoring four and assisting once in five matches despite crashing out of the group stages.

    And SunSport understands the goal-shy Saints are ready to splash the cash in order to bring the Portuguese U21 international to St Mary’s before the deadline.

    New Southampton boss Nathan Jones has been desperate to find a focal point up top to improve on their 17 goals in 20 Premier League games thus far.

    Che Adams is the top scorer in all competitions with just eight strikes, while Ward-Prowse has seven, as Southampton sit bottom of the Prem.


    Previous articleDerby County 0-2 West Ham LIVE: Michail Antonio heads in second goal after Jarrod Bowen strike as Hammers double lead against Rams and look set to take on Man United in FA Cup fifth round
    Next articleTransfer news LIVE: Chelsea confident of completing £115m Fernandez deal as Arsenal eye Jorginho, Porro to Tottenham back on, Everton make £45m Gallagher bid following Dyche arrival, Cancelo to join Bayern Munich