Thursday afternoon saw Southampton release a statement confirming striker Dani Osvaldo had been suspended for a fortnight on account of a training-ground incident.
Reports were initially sketchy as to why he had been sanctioned, but the papers have been doing their best to dig into the story.
The Mail’s Neil Ashton and Sami Mokbel have had their ears to the ground and claims Osvaldo launched an attack on Jose Fonte following a clash during a training game.
In their story, Ashton and Mokbel wrote:
Southampton’s fiery striker left Fonte with a suspected broken nose after the clash, which stunned team-mates and officials with its raw aggression.
According to sources at St Mary’s, there was blood everywhere following the violent confrontation between two of the club’s first-team players.
But Osvaldo was upset by a robust challenge and the pair became embroiled in an ugly confrontation that led to the forward attacking Fonte.
The escalation of the row between the pair was described as brutal, and Southampton’s players, as well as manager Mauricio Pochettino, were stunned by its savage nature.