Southampton are interested in signing Eljero Elia permanently from Werder Bremen but are in negotiations for a cheaper fee.

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elia southThe 28-year-old winger spent six months of last season on loan with the Premier League club and the deal included a clause which could see the move become permanent for a fee of around €5.5 million.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman waived this option, but that does not mean Elia couldn’t move back to England, with Southampton in negotiations with Werder Bremen over a cheaper fee.

Werder Director Rouven Schröder confirmed the talks to Kicker, “We talk about different conditions,”

Elia made 17 appearances for Southampton last season, scoring twice.

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