Mauricio Pellegrino has made Southampton’s interest in Theo Walcott public, as they look to re-sign the winger.
The Saints are looking to spend the fee acquired from the record sale of Virgil van Dijk, whom they sold to Liverpool for £75 million.
Pellegrino knows the state of the transfer window, but hopes to acquire Walcott this month.
“I have been talking about him,” he said, per Sky Sports.
“He is a good player, but I don’t know with the negotiations, with the market, I imagine that this type of player would have a lot of possibility. For us, it’s not easy.
“Hopefully we can bring somebody that can help us be stronger. This is our target now. We know the market is difficult, but we are working on that.”