Southampton are considering a move for Red Bull Salzburg’s highly-rated midfielder Amadou Haidara, Sky Sports News understands.
The 20 year-old Mali international is valued at around £15m and was one of Salzburg’s standout talents last season, scoring eight goals in 55 appearances.
Haidara helped Salzburg win the Austrian Bundesliga by 13 points last season, while also playing a part in their path to the semi-finals of the Europa League.
He made his senior debut for the Mali national team last year in a World Cup Qualifier against Ivory Coast.
Southampton are yet to make a signing in the summer transfer window, although they did reward Mark Hughes with a long-term contract after he helped to keep them in the Premier League last season.
They were disappointed on Tuesday when Norwich midfielder James Maddison turned them down in order to join Leicester, according to Sky sources.