Southampton goalkeeper Antti Niemi is a transfer target for Arsenal, according to the player's agent.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may be in the
market for a new keeper after Jens Lehmann's inconsistent displays.Southampton are likely to demand at least £5m for the 32-year-old Finnish
international if they decide to sell.He has established himself as one of the Premiership's top goalkeepers since moving to Saints from Hearts in a
£1.5m deal two seasons ago.
A Premiership footballer accused of driving through red lights while drunk has appeared in court. Southampton winger Fabrice Fernandes, 24, was
driving a Porsche when he was spotted by police going through a red light on High Holborn, London. The player, of Pacific Close, Southampton, is
accused of driving with excess alcohol, dangerous driving and failing to stop for a constable.
Southampton have dismissed reports linking them to Boavista's Ricardo Sousa and Leeds' Michael Bridges, who had been on loan at Newcastle.
Saints boss Paul Sturrock reportedly had striker Sousa watched in a recent friendly in New York, while Bridges supposedly rejected an approach. But
chairman Rupert Lowe told Saints' official website: "There is nothing in either story.
Southampton skipper Jason Dodd is not worried by the arrival of Jelle van Damme from Ajax. Dodd has been a key defender at St Mary's for some time,
but the arrival of Belgian international van Damme will put him under pressure.
Rather than worry about his place, Dodd, who can operate in defence and midfield, is ready to use the arrival of van Damme as a spur to take his game
Swedish club Halmstads have told Southampton they will have to wait until December before landing midfielder Mikael Nilsson.
The Swedish international, who played every minute of his country's matches at Euro 2004, signed a pre-contract agreement to join The Saints once his
contract expires at the end of November after agreeing a four-year deal at St Mary's.
Despite plans for the player to arrive towards the end of the year, Paul Sturrock's side were hoping to persuade Halmstads to release the player for
the start of the new Premiership season next month.
However, Halmstads chairman Bengt Sjoholm has insisted that the South Coast club will have to wait until December 1 before making Nilsson a
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