So the almost farcical fire sale at St Mary's continues to gather pace.
But the fun and games don't stop there. Oh no, my dear friends.
They have also lost their manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs, who is apparently keen to tie up deals for the Southampton players Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez.
With record signing Dani Osvaldo also expected to depart for around £10 million, Saints could be left with around £150 million from sales, but only goalkeeper Artur Boruc, Victor Wanyama and Gaston Ramirez as the backbone of their side.
All these shenanigans must place serious question marks over the club's ability to remain in the Premier League next term.
The great and good on Twitter were not slow to poke fun at the comical goings on that have visited the door of Southampton, whose new club song may soon be titled When the Saints Go Marching Out. Right back to the Champo, where they will be the richest club.
Southampton have now sold 5 members of last season's squad for a whopping £97m. pic.twitter.com/v6qYeX0dcZ
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 28, 2014
There is no doubt that Liverpool like the look of Southampton, but will they only ransack the players at the football club?
BREAKING: Liverpool are on the verge of signing duo Bell and Ballance for £35m after there performance in Southampton pic.twitter.com/kmYcCZgJ1e
— Troll Football (@Troll__Football) July 28, 2014
— insideFPL (@insidefantasypl) July 28, 2014
One Liverpool Echo reporter wondered he could make the opposite journey to three (and counting) of Southampton's stars.
Got turned down by Southampton after going for a trial when I was 11. With this mass exodus reckon I might stand a better chance now....... — James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) July 28, 2014
Not that the Saints board of directors will be complaining. Happy Days are here again.
Southampton Chairman Ralph Krueger this morning.. pic.twitter.com/UVnercHmAP
— LFCZA (@LFCZA) July 28, 2014
A little bit of history repeating itself.
Liverpool signing a player from Southampton. Having Dejan vu. — Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) July 28, 2014
One Twitter user decided to piece together who will be starting for Koeman's side.
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) July 25, 2014
Maybe the plan is for Koeman to make a return against another struggling team.
BREAKING: Southampton announce they will face Blackpool in a 5-a-side friendly this weekend.
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) July 28, 2014
Or maybe Koeman has been brought in as a manager will accept such drastic cuts.
Will the Saints tea lady survive the cull?
— Sachin Dhanbir_MUFC (@SachinDhanbir) July 28, 2014
- Sports & Recreation