Manchester United have made an approach to sign Mario Lemina, according to The Daily Echo.
They claim the Red Devils have enquired about the Gabon international as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to rebuild his squad.
They also state that Arsenal and Leicester have also shown an interest in the 25-year-old, but all three clubs have so far fallen short of The Saint’s valuation. And they believe Southampton want to recoup the £15million outlay they paid when signing him from Juventus. Lemina is valued at £13.5million by Transfermarkt.
Talking to The Sun over the weekend the midfielder admitted to wanting a fresh challenge and said: “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?
“If I feel I do not like this project, I can leave. They are giving me the opportunity to be able to go elsewhere.
“We are working on it with my agents, we are not putting ourselves under any pressure. We are waiting truly for the best project, the best offer.
“We have had very good discussions with the club. We are in agreement.”
Lemina was left at home for this week’s pre-season trip to Austria and will train at Staplewood.
Also remaining at the training ground are Charlie Austin, Sam Gallagher, Guido Carrillo, and Jordy Clasie, all of who the Daily Echo expect to be moved on.