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Southampton close in on deal for Angus Gunn

Angus Gunn impressed while on loan with the Canaries from Manchester City. 
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Angus Gunn impressed while on loan with the Canaries from Manchester City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Southampton are closing in on a deal to sign Angus Gunn from Manchester City.

The 22-year-old, who impressed whilst on loan at Norwich City last season, is expected to complete a move to St Mary’s this week in a deal worth a reported £15m.

Norwich-born Gunn, the son of Canaries legend Bryan, was an ever-present in the Championship for Norwich last season and was voted into third place by fans in the player-of-the-season stakes.

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The youngster kept 15 clean sheets as he earned his first senior experience and has been capped 11 times at U21 level by England. He was also an unused substitute for the England senior squad during a friendly against Brazil last season and trained with Gareth Southgate’s squad ahead of the World Cup.

While a return to Norwich never seemed likely for next season, a loan move to top-flight Watford or Championship new boys Stoke had been touted.

But it seems Southampton boss Mark Hughes has made a permanent move, after Alex McCarthy took over from the out-of-favour Fraser Forster – another former Norwich loanee – during the latter stages of last season. Former Reading keeper McCarthy has today been rewarded with a new four-year contract.

Southampton are also reportedly closing in on a deal for Borussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard.

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