Manchester United have made an enquiry to sign Mario Lemina.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl all but confirmed that Lemina is not a part of his plans for next season, after the midfielder was left out of his pre-season squad.
The Saints have since made it clear that the 25-year-old is up for sale, with the Evening Standard stating that the club intends to recoup the £18m they paid to secure his services from Juventus in 2017.
Further, the player himself has admitted of his desire to secure a move elsewhere, having stated (via Metro): “I still have another three years of contract. But it is true that I do not rule out the possibility of seeing something else.
“The last four months have not been easy for me, with my injury. The coach put his team together. I want to start afresh. So why not leave?
“We have very good discussions with the club. We are in agreement. If I don’t feel good in this project, I can leave. They are giving me the opportunity to be able to go elsewhere.”
Also on the Red Devils’ radar is Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, and it remains to be seen whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opts to sign both these targets.
Arsenal are believed to be interested in signing Lemina as well, which means the Mancunians will have to act quick if they are to win this transfer race.