Manchester United have received a huge blow in their pursuit of Southampton defender Jose Fonte as according to Saints boss Claude Puel, the Euro Cup winning defender has held talks with Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger to discuss his future and said that the talk was positive for his team.
Newly-appointed Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been desperate to land Fonte at Old Trafford over the past few weeks and the defender gave Southampton a mighty scare after admitting that he was flattered to have been linked with a move to the English giants.
However Southampton boss revealed that Fonte is now ready to stay at St Mary’s.
“I think the situation with Jose is normal,” Puel said.
“Now Jose has concentrated always on his football and on his team.
“He had a good discussion with the director of football, with the chairman and now it’s okay.
“It was important for the club and for me to keep him in the squad because he has a good personality, he is a good professional and a leader.
“Before the season it is normal to have some different thoughts, but now he is okay.
“It was important to listen to Jose and understand his position.
“We had time to speak and time to play. Now it’s time to play and there is no problem with this.”
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