They claim Ligue 1 side Marseille are interested in taking the Moroccan on loan and go on to explain his agents have already met with representatives of the French club.
Earlier in the season, Marseille were sanctioned by UEFA for not complying with Financial Fair Play regulations. The club were given a deadline of the end of June to raise money, but they failed to sell any of their players.
That leaves the club having to buy players cheaply or looking to work the loan market, which is where they are targeting Boufal.
The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Celta Vigo, where he scored three goals and provided four assists from 35 La Liga outings. The Morocco international is valued at £10.8million by Transfermarkt.
The winger is currently representing his nation at the Africa Cup of Nations so any potential transfer may have to wait for the time being.
And with Saints already signing Moussa Djenepo, who plays in the same position, as Boufal it is difficult to argue his long-term future will be at St Mary’s.