In the next transfer window, Southampton may reportedly be in a position where they have to make several player sales.
When it comes to maintaining their top-flight status placing the club in a good spot the Saints are currently seven points clear of the relegation zone with nine games left.
However, behind-the-scenes issues may lead to a number of key men being offloaded from the South-coast outfit, according to the Daily Star.
According to reports even though it means selling it at a cut-price fee, the owner Jisheng Gao is keen to find a buyer for the club’s 80 percent stake.
If this does not materialize, it is rumored that by splitting some of its most valuable properties Southampton will have to collect funds.
Similar to Ryan Bertrand who is left on his contract for just over a year, Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond, and James Ward-Prowse will all fall into that category.