Southampton has no plans to sell James Ward-Prowse this summer due to Aston Villa's transfer interest, Football Insider reports.
Villa was on an extended shopping spree this summer and recently won the services of Danny Ings of the Saints for £ 30 million.
The Midlands outfit also targets Ward-Prowse's landing. They recently made an offer of £ 25m for the England international that was turned down.
It is now reported that the Saints "have no intention of redeeming their captain" and will knock back all offers during the remainder of the transfer window.
Sports lens view:
Ings' move to Villa was a big surprise as there was no speculation linking him to a move to Dean Smith that summer.
Southampton always faced defeat to keep Ings. With a contract term of less than a year, it was the best decision to part ways.
On the contrary, they are in a very strong position to keep Ward-Prowse, who has four years left from his contract signed last year.
The 26-year-old is at the peak of his career and had an impressive 2020/21 season with nine goals and seven assists in 44 games.
His progress is sure to spark transfer interest, but the Saints probably won't think about losing Ings and Ward-Prowse in the same window.
Elsewhere, the midfielder is fully committed to the club, where he has already made 322 appearances in all competitions.
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