Man Utd target Fonte confirms Southampton will not offer him a new deal

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Jose Mourinho's men are reportedly keen to land the Portugal international and he has revealed that he will not extend his current deal at St Mary's Stadium

Southampton defender Jose Fonte has denied reports he has rejected a new deal and has claimed the Saints have told him they will not be offering him a new contract.

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Speculation over the Portugal international’s future has been growing recently with both Manchester United and Everton reportedly keen on signing him.

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The latest reports have claimed he has turned down a deal worth £80,000-per-week but Fonte has taken to Instagram to insist that is not the case.


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“Just to set the record straight I did NOT reject a new contract, in fact I have been informed by Southampton that they are NOT offering me a new contract,” he wrote. “My focus is on Thursday helping us win the game! #wemarchon”.

Fonte’s current deal expires in 2018 and his latest comments will no doubt interest United who have been heavily linked with a move for the 32-year-old.