Sam Gallagher has emerged as a top target for Brentford, according to Teamtalk.
They claim the London outfit are in talks with Southampton over a possible £5million transfer. They believe Brentford are now resigned to losing striker Neil Maupay to Aston Villa or Sheffield United and have identified the Saints forward as an ideal replacement.
The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, had reported that Blackburn were the clear favourites to sign the 23-year-old after Wigan had cooled their interest, stating the fee and wages were too high for them to pay.
Gallagher was one of five Saints players to have been left out of the pre-season training squad trip to Austria with the belief those players would be staying at home with the prospect of them completing moves away from St Mary’s.
The forward has two years remaining on his current contract and is valued at £2.7million by Transfermarkt.
The striker joined the club as a trainee but has found it difficult to break into the first-team. He has had loan spells with MK Dons, Blackburn, and Birmingham, but the time away has not resulted in more opportunities at the club.
He may feel it is the right time to move on, of his 22 Premier League appearances for Southampton, 19 of them have been as a sub.
And with the arrival of Che Adams, he is likely to find even fewer chances available next season.