Date: 16th December 2015 at 9:41am
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Southampton have reportedly joined the race to sign England international Andros Townsend.

The Premier League outfit, who currently sit 12th in the table after last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, are ready to hand the Tottenham outcast a way out of White Hart Lane in the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old, who has nine international caps to his name, has failed to score in seven first-team appearances for Spurs so far this season.

Townsend, who was reportedly the subject of a failed £10m bid from Ronald Koeman’s Saints back in the summer, has not played for Tottenham since late October after falling out with boss Mauricio Pochettino.

However Southampton face stiff competition for the England winger’s signature next month as top-flight rivals AFC Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Swansea City are also interested in his services.

 
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