Southampton have agreed a £5million fee with Blackburn for Sam Gallagher, according to The Telegraph’s Sam Wallace.
He claims the transfer, taking the 23-year-old back to Ewood Park where he spent the 2016/17 season on loan, will be completed over the weekend.
The move means Brentford miss out on the striker, they had identified as a replacement for Neal Maupay, who is being linked with a move away from Griffin Park.
Wigan were also linked with the forward until they cooled their interest stating the fee and wages would be too much for them to pay.
Gallagher was one of five Saints players to have been left out of the pre-season training trip to Austria, with the belief that those players would be staying at home with the prospect of them completing moves away from St Mary’s.
Although he would be the first of the quintet to finalise a deal, with Charlie Austin, Mario Lemina, Guido Carrillo, and Jordy Clasie all yet to seal transfers.
Gallagher joined Saints in 2012 from Plymouth but has only managed to make 26 appearances for the club, and first-team opportunities would have been even more restricted this season after the arrival of Che Adams.