Southampton look to bolster defence with two signings after promotion to the Premier League - as they offer £6m for Bournemouth's Max Aarons and make approach for Swansea star

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  • Southampton person offered £6million for Bournemouth defender Max Aarons 
  • They are besides successful nan marketplace for Swansea centre-back Nathan Wood erstwhile again
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By Simon Jones

Published: 05:00 EDT, 3 July 2024 | Updated: 05:00 EDT, 3 July 2024

Southampton person offered £6million for Bournemouth right-back Max Aarons and are pushing to motion Swansea defender Nathan Wood.

Saints had been keen connected signing Aaron past summertime until nan Cherries swooped successful and signed him from Norwich for £7m. 

Aarons, 24, made 23 appearances for Bournemouth past play and has a bully haul of acquisition successful nan Premier League and Championship considering his age. 


Southampton leader Russell Martin, who saw they to Championship play-off triumph complete Leeds United successful May, was skipper of Norwich while Aarons was emerging astatine Carrow Road. 

Meanwhile, Martin is an admirer of Swansea centre-back Wood, 22.

Southampton person submitted a £6million bid for Bournemouth right-back Max Aarons, 24

Saints are besides pushing to motion Nathan Wood from Swansea aft they grounded past summer

Wood has been connected nan books successful Wales for 2 years but a backmost wounded for respective months past play constricted his playing time. 

Last summertime Southampton made 2 approaches for him but had a £10m bid rejected.

Swansea exercised a one-year hold to his statement by a twelvemonth successful April, pinch his original 1 moving retired this summer.

This summer, Southampton person already signed Taylor Harwood-Bellis, who featured successful their promotion campaign, for £23m from Manchester City.

They person besides signed Adam Lallana from Brighton, bringing him backmost to wherever he started his career; Charlie Taylor from Burnley; and Rento Takaoka connected a free transportation from Japanese nine Nissho Gakuen.  

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