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Southampton to face competition for Rafael Toloi

Southampton to face competition for Rafael Toloi

Southampton are thought to be lining up a possible January move for a Serie A defender, however, it appears they could have competition to sign him.

According to a report by Calciomercato, Inter Milan have joined the Saints in holding an interest in Atalanta’s Rafael Toloi.

Mark Hughes is thought to be keen on improving his defence after watching his side concede nine goals in their opening six Premier League games so far.

The St Mary’s Stadium outfit did add Jannik Vestergaard to their ranks in the summer, however, the tall Denmark international has struggled to get to grips with the English game.

Toloi is thought to be high on Southampton’s wish list as the Brazilian has been able to put in a number of consistent performances for Atalanta.

However, the Serie A side are unlikely going to want to lose their £9.9million-rated enforcer, as per Transfermarkt, in January.

The Verdict:

Southampton need to add to their defence once again in the next transfer window and Toloi would be deemed a great addition.

However, their task of trying to bring him to the Premier League could be even more difficult now if the reported interest from Inter Milan is true.

Atalanta will likely want to keep their star man at the club, although they may be willing to see him head to England, rather than be sold to a Serie A rival.

Southampton fans – thoughts?

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