According to a recent report in The Mirror, Southampton are the latest club to take a strong interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit as they look to the Bundesliga to explore their potential midfield options for the summer.

The Norway international was once a youth product of the Arsenal academy, however after being released, Nordtveit made a name for himself elsewhere and has earned himself several plaudits for his impressive displays for Monchengladbach.

However, if Southampton are to secure the services of the 25-year-old, they will need to fend off interest from a number of Premier League clubs that will be looking to bring in Nordtveit in the summer. The Mirror reports that fellow top-flight trio West Ham, West Brom and Liverpool are set to go head to head with Saints in a battle for the Norwegian’s signature.

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The key attraction of Nordtveit is also coming in the form of his availability in the summer, as the impressive defensive midfielder will be available on a Bosman transfer come the end of the season after choosing to seek pastures new ahead of next season.

Nordtveit appears to have been identified by the Saints as a potential replacement for controversial, ill-disciplined midfielder Victor Wanyama, who is looking increasingly likely to leave the club in the summer.

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