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Southampton eyeing Joshua King, Shane Long swap deal?

Joshua King could be on his way back to the Premier League as Southampton are reportedly keen on signing the Bournemouth striker.

Southampton are reportedly pushing to sign Joshua King from Bournemouth in a deal that would see Shane Long head the opposite way on an initial loan move.

King netted 48 goals in 161 Premier League appearances for the Cherries and was widely expected to depart last summer.

A deal failed to go through, but The Athletic claims that the Norway international could be on his way back to the top flight ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.

Southampton are said to have been engaged in talks with South Coast rivals Bournemouth over the weekend, with Long being used as a possible makeweight to tempt the Championship side into parting company.

King must also be persuaded to move to St Mary's Stadium, it is claimed, with the striker previously coming close to joining former club Manchester United.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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