Sunderland's embattled manager David Moyes is rumoured to be looking at signing two Republic of Ireland internationals.
Southampton and Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long has been ruled out of Sunday's clash with Manchester City.
In spite of dominating the game for large periods and creating lots of chances, Southampton lost 1-0 to Inter Milan at the San Siro.
Southampton midfielder Sofiane Boufal is nearing his long-awaited return from a serious knee injury, which could come by the end of this month.
Claude Puel took a calculated risk involving Matt Targett against Burnley, a move which promptly back-fired within 14 minutes of kick off.
Southampton extended its unbeaten streak to four games with a commanding 3-1 win against Burnley at the St Mary's.
Southampton's record signing Sofiane Boufal and his teammate Jay Rodriguez have both returned to full training and are in contention to figure in Gameweek 8.
Injuries to both first and second choice left-backs could hand Sam McQueen his first Premier League start for Southampton.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos has confirmed full-back Cedric Soares will miss the upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches against Andorra and the Faroe Islands.
Southampton playmaker Dusan Tadic has continued his marvellous record for the Serbian national team in their spectacular 3-2 victory over rivals Austria in Belgrade.
Shane Long has emerged as an injury doubt for Gameweek 8 after sustaining an injury on international duty.
Ryan Bertrand has been forced off during the first half England’s World Cup Qualifying match with Malta because of injury.
Dusan Tadic continued his scoring run for his national team in their straightforward World Cup Qualifier win over Moldova in Chișinău.
Southampton's record signing Sofiane Boufal is nearing his debut for the club. He has been recovering from a knee injury since he signed back in August.
Southampton defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu has praised manager Claude Puel's management of the team. He claims his management is key to their success.