Southampton may make a move during the summer transfer window for Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, reports The Daily Express.
The Serbia international is likely to leave Craven Cottage after the London club was relegated from the Premier League.
And Southampton, who were in relegation danger themselves before Ralph Hasenhuttl took over in December, are looking to bolster their squad before the 2019/20 campaign gets underway.
The report claims Mitrovic has been offered a new contract but will instead seek a move away with Chinese Super League clubs showing some interest in signing him.
He scored 11 Premier League goals this season, following up 12 goals in the Championship in 17 matches for Fulham in 2017/18.
However, if Southampton are to get their man, they will have to meet the Cottagers’ valuation as he has a contract until 2023.
With West Ham United and Crystal Palace also reportedly interested in signing Mitrovic, Fulham may be able to hold out for as much as £30 million.
The striker would boost the Saints’ attacking options alongside Charlie Austin, Danny Ings and Shane Long.
Southampton scored just 44 Premier League goals last season and Hasenhuttl will want to improve in this area.
Mitrovic has proven form in the top flight and he may well thrive at St Mary’s, where he would hope to be provided with better service than he is used to at Fulham.