Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that he is ready to fight to keep hold of Nathaniel Clyne, according to the Daily Star.
A number of clubs have been linked with a move for the 24 year old full-back, with Manchester United the latest to through their hat into the ring.
The south coast club lost a host of first team players last summer, and Koeman is keen to not let that happen again as he looks to build on an impressive first campaign in English football.
Having sold Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovern, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers, many tipped Saints to be embroiled in a relegation battle this season but they are well in contention for European qualification place with just seven games left to play.
They could move into fifth place if they beat Hull City on Saturday afternoon and other results fall in their favour.