Southampton ‘could replace Nigel Adkins with Di Matteo’

Nigel Adkins is fighting to keep his job at Southampton and could be replaced by Roberto Di Matteo, The People claim.

It is suggested that Adkins’ position  is under threat despite him leading the Saints to two promotions, and that he fears the club’s Italian chairman Nicola Cortese will look to appoint Di Matteo if the Chelsea interim boss is not installed as manager at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Marcello Lippi is keen to sign Chelsea striker Didier Drogba for Chinese side Guangzhou, according to the Sunday Mirror.

They also report that Chelsea are planning to pip Tottenham and both Manchester clubs to the signing of Lille’s Belgian winger Eden Hazard, as do The Sun on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Fulham plan to table a £5m bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis and are also chasing Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton and Nottingham Forest’s Chris Gunter, according to The People.

There is speculation about England international Jarvis’ future at Molineux following Wolves’ relegation from the Premier League.

And it is claimed he is a target for Fulham boss Martin Jol, who is also keen to sign a right-back this summer.

Forest defender Gunter has previously been linked with a move to Craven Cottage, while Naughton, who spent last season on loan at Norwich from Spurs, has been mooted as another possible signing.

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