Southampton and Leicester are reportedly holding an interest in Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour.

According to a Foot Mercato journalist Dahbia Hattabi, Saints are one of the teams chasing the Tunisian international this summer.

Abdennour was tipped for big things during his time with Toulouse in France, but hasn’t quite had the desired impact since his big move to Valencia.

However, this doesn’t appear to have halted interest in his services this summer, with Saints and the Foxes both linked with a move for him.

Alex Caparros/Getty Images Sport

The 27-year-old made just 14 appearances for the La Liga outfit last term, so he could be keen to secure a move that will guarantee him consistent game time next season.

Saints already have a plethora of central defensive options at their disposal but with speculation mounting regarding Virgil van Dijk’s future, it’s interesting to see more links to an established defender.