Southampton director of football Les Reed says talks over Ronald Koeman’s contract are progressing.
The Dutchman’s current deal expires at the end of the 2016/17 campaign and Reed told the club website: “Everything is going very positively at the moment.
“There’s no point going into contract negotiations about finance and money unless you’re all on the same wavelength about where the club is going.
“If Ronald is committing himself to the club for a longer period of time, it’s important we talk about our ambitions being aligned and that we are still trying to achieve the same things.
“We’re now at a point, as Ronald has said himself, where we’re actually getting down to the detail of the contract, which is where agents and lawyers get involved.”