Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says he is "100 percent" confident Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama will be at St Mary's Stadium beyond the summer transfer window. The midfielder and the forward have been attracting interest from Premier League clubs.
The Saints registered a 3-0 victory over Norwich City in the last league tie on 30 August. Mane starred for the south coast club by registering two assists against Norwich and has been a target for Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The Kenyan international was dropped for the second match in a row as he missed the Europa League qualifier fixture against FC Midtjylland and also the league clash against Norwich. Wanyama has two years left on his contract and the Daily Mail reports he is unhappy at Southampton and wants to complete a move to Tottenham Hotspur before deadline day.
However, the Saints manager has ruled out any potential sale of Mane and Wanyama as the star duo will continue at Southampton. Koeman has also issued a warning to the African midfielder to show his commitment to the club.
"They will stay in Southampton, I'm 100 per cent sure about that. The same answer for Victor as for Sadio, we don't sell that kind of player because they are key players for the team and they have to respect the contract. That's most important," Koeman told Sky Sports.
"If they are like before, it is no problem, but they have to show the commitment that Sadio is showing, and that leaves Victor to do [the same]."
United have already done business with Southampton earlier in the ongoing transfer window. They have signed French international Morgan Schneiderlin, who has started in all four league matches for Louis van Gaal's side.
The Saints also allowed Nathaniel Clyne to join Liverpool. Following the departures of the right-back and Schneiderlin, Koeman has suggested no players will be allowed to leave in the last two days of the window.
"We will get one player in and nobody will be sold. We have new players and the start of the season is completely different, the transfer window is a big influence in the focus of the players. I will be happy at 6pm - then we know nothing more can happen," Koeman explained.
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