Southampton are targeting a move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho a a replacement for Jose Fonte, according to the Daily Mirror.
The report suggests Sakho has been told he can leave Liverpool this month and Claude Puel is keen on a deal for the Frenchman.
Southampton face possible competition for the defender from Sevilla, who have approached Liverpool about a deal for Sakho, according to another report from Sky Sports.
Meanwhile, Fonte look to be heading out of St Mary’s after handing in a transfer request.
Southampton Manager Claude Puel said: “We are aware of possibilities and opportunities.”If a player will come to Southampton it is a player who can do good work and bring a strong level to the squad.”