According to The Mirror Southampton are targeting Atalanta youngster Franck Kessie in January with our resident Saints fans here in the Transfer Tavern excited about the prospect of another young player joining their side.
It’s rumoured, though, that Juventus and Napoli are amongst the sides interested and so the Saints would likely have to make an attractive offer if they were to sign him.
The midfielder has scored four times in nine Serie A games so far this season for a team that have been struggling so far this campaign and that suggests he could do even more for a better side.
He is an Ivory Coast international and Claude Puel may be tempted to go for him in January with the Saints aiming to be in the Europa League knockout stages by then.
The Saints host Inter Milan tonight in the Europa League and know that a win would put their fate in their own hands with the two games remaining against Sparta Prague and Hapeol Be’er Sheva to come.
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