Euro 2016: England cruising but little to get excited about
Euro 2016: England cruising but little to get excited about

 Nine points from three games in a mediocre Euro 2016 qualifying group means fans can begin to dust off their French phrase books as surely not even England can make a drama out of this one.

Saints sign Ryan Bertrand on loan from Chelsea

Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand has agreed a season-long loan deal with Southampton, the south-coast English club confirmed on Wednesday.

Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton

Liverpool`s raid on Britain`s south coast continued with the capture of Southampton`s Croatian defender Dejan Lovren on Sunday for a reported 20 million pounds ($33.95 million).

Liverpool`s Adam Lallana set to miss start of season

Liverpool suffered a major blow on Friday when England midfielder Adam Lallana was ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury.

Saints sign Serbian playmaker Tadic

Southampton have signed Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic from Dutch club FC Twente, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Liverpool confirm arrival of England`s Adam Lallana

Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday the arrival of England midfielder Adam Lallana from fellow Premier League side Southampton on a long-term deal.

Beckham "excited" by England`s youthful talent

Former captain David Beckham says he is "excited" by the young England squad which arrived in Brazil on Sunday ahead of the World Cup.

Confident Gerrard excited by young England talent

England captain Steven Gerrard believes the talented youngsters who have broken into the World Cup squad have helped create a more confident atmosphere for Brazil than was apparent in South Africa four years ago.

Southampton say under no pressure to sell best players

Managerless Southampton will not be forced to sell crucial players such as Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw despite allowing striker Rickie Lambert to join Liverpool, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Hodgson may need to be brave and drop Rooney, says Scholes

Wayne Rooney might not be an automatic choice in Roy Hodgson`s England starting line-up at the World Cup, according to former club and country team mate Paul Scholes.

Young guns with no fear can inspire England, says Owen

England manager Roy Hodgson should be brave and let his young guns off the leash at the World Cup in Brazil, according to former striker Michael Owen.

England call-up for Saints trio momentous, says Lambert

The England World Cup call-up for three Southampton players marks a momentous occasion in the history of the English Premier League club, Brazil-bound striker Rickie Lambert said on Monday.

Suarez wins PFA Player of the Year award

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez won England`s Professional Footballers` Association`s Player of the Year award on Sunday.

Three top Liverpool footballers nominated for Association Player of the Year award

Three of Liverpool`s top players have reportedly been nominated for England`s Professional Footballers` Association Player of the Year award.

Southampton say no pressure to sell despite transfer bill

Southampton are under no financial pressure to sell any of their talented young players despite owing 27 million pounds in transfer fees, a director of the English Premier League club said on Monday.

Sturridge header rewards rough-edged England

Daniel Sturridge scored with an 82nd-minute header to give England a 1-0 win over Denmark on Wednesday in their last friendly before manager Roy Hodgson names his World Cup squad.

Saints go marching on with victory over Hull

Southampton extended their unbeaten run to six matches on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Hull in their English Premier League clash.

Southampton trio impress England manager Hodgson

The free-scoring ways of Southampton`s Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert continue to push their claims for swapping the south coast for Brazil`s Copacabana beach come World Cup time.

Saints complain about ref Clattenburg`s insult

Southampton have accused controversial referee Mark Clattenburg of "abusing and insulting" their captain Adam Lallana during the recent 2-1 defeat at Everton.

Sherwood gamble pays off as attacking Spurs win 3-2

Tim Sherwood`s hopes of becoming Tottenham Hotspur`s next permanent manager were boosted after his attacking team came back to win 3-2 at stuttering Southampton in an enthralling Premier League encounter on Sunday.