Southampton boss Ronaldo Koeman wants Aston Villa defener Ron Vlaar [Telegraaf]

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf confirm on Friday morning a transfer rumour that has been mooted for some time.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is keen to sign fellow Dutchman Ron Vlaar from Aston Villa.

The Saints have plenty of funds to bring in Vlaar and see the Holland World Cup star as the perfect replacement for Dejan Lovren.

With so much uncertainty at Villa Park, it would be no surprise were Vlaar to end up at St Mary’s.

De Telegraaf also quote Paul Lambert on Ron Vlaar: “I do not know if loyalty in football still exists.”

Paul Lambert’s comments on Ron Vlaar can be seen below.