LAST NIGHT, several media outlets reported that Middlesbrough star Bernardo Espinosa was close to joining Southampton.
The Middlesbrough centre-back is expected to join Claude Puel at St Mary's Stadium after a €8 million bid for the player was accepted.
A source that is close to the player said that it would be a 'dream move' for Espinosa, who has long admired the managerial ability of Claude Puel.
'His relationship with Aitor Karanka has been pretty cold as of late, with the pair arguing after a training session last week.'
The fiery bust-up between Espinosa and the Middlesbrough boss was reported on by several tabloid newspapers over the weekend.
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