Leicester City and Southampton are interested in Swansea winger Modou Barrow, according to The Mirror.

The 24-year-old became the first Gambian player to join the Premier League after moving to Wales from Sweden in the summer of 2014.

The winger signed a new contract over the summer to keep him at the club until 2019, which includes a £15 million buyout clause.

Both the Foxes and Saints were reportedly interested in signing the forward over the summer, but having failed to do so they have both turned their efforts to acquiring his services in January.

Barrow’s time at Swansea has included loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers.

He has made a total of 45 appearances in the league for the Swans, 12 of these coming this season, but he is yet to score his first goal of the campaign.

After their incredible title win last time out, Leicester have made a disappointing start to this term and are looking to strengthen their squad in January to help them rise up the table.

Southampton manager Claude Puel will be hoping to repeat the Saints’ top six finish from 2015-16 and having been keeping an eye on Barrow since he was playing in Sweden, he might have a very clear vision of how the winger will fit in on the south coast.

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