Forren and Chaplow leave Saints

  • Last Updated: July 11 2013, 15:56 BST

Vegard Forren has returned to former club Molde just six months after joining Southampton while the Saints have mutually agreed to terminate Richard Chaplow's contract.

Vegard Forren: Rejoins Molde
Vegard Forren: Rejoins Molde

Forren arrived at St Mary's for a reported £3.5million in January, amidst reported interest from Liverpool and Everton.

However, the 25-year-old defender failed to impress manager Mauricio Pochettino and did not make a single first-team appearance last season.

It has seen Southampton cash in on Forren at the earliest opportunity.

The Norway international returns to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-managed Molde for an undisclosed fee, understood to be near the amount Saints forked out for his services in January.

Another leaving Southampton is midfielder Chaplow.

A part of the side that secured back-to-back promotions from League One to the top flight, the 28-year-old's contract has been mutually terminated allowing him to move to Millwall.

Saints confirmed the two departures on their website, adding: "Southampton football club would like to wish Richard and Vegard the very best in their future careers."

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