Theo Walcott

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Southampton have confirmed the 26 players heading to Austria for the club's pre-season training camp, with Romain Perraud, Theo Walcott and Nathan Redmond not travelling Young midfielder Diamond Edwards is among the 26-strong group, while teenage left-back Thierry Small and young defender Dynel Simeu have also travelled.

However, Romain Perraud, Theo Walcott and Nathan Redmond are not among the players making the trip, with Saints confirming that they are staying behind at Staplewood to continue work to be 100 per cent fit. Perraud was injured at the end of last season, and has not yet featured in pre-season training.

Saints head out to the lakeside resort of Velden am Worthersee today (Wednesday), with Ralph Hasenhuttl's men set to face RB Leipzig and SK Austria Klagenfurt in two friendlies while they are out in Austria. The first of those will be against the Saints manager's former club Leipzig at the Lavanttal Arena on Saturday, before facing Klagenfurt at the Worthersee Stadion on Monday evening.
Southampton's five summer signings to date - Gavin Bazunu, Mateusz Lis, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Romeo Lavia and Joe Aribo - are among the players who have made the trip. Here are the 26 Southampton players travelling to Austria:
Goalkeepers: Alex McCarthy, Willy Caballero, Gavin Bazunu, Mateusz Lis.
Defenders : Kyle Walker-Peters, Yan Valery, Thierry Small, Mohammed Salisu, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Lyanco, Dynel Simeu.
Midfielders: James Ward-Prowse, Ibrahima Diallo, Oriol Romeu, Romeo Lavia, Joe Aribo, Will Smallbone, Stuart Armstrong, Diamond Edwards, Moussa Djenepo, Mohamed Elyounoussi.
Forwards : Nathan Tella, Adam Armstrong, Che Adams.
Walcott will be looking to clear the air on his future as soon as possible so he can know which club he will be playing for next season.