Southampton were among the teams to reportedly watch Spezia forward David Okereke over the weekend.

According to reports in Italy from Il Secolo XIX, as cited on Calcio Mercato, both the Saints and Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt were casting an eye over the striker during Spezia’s clash with Ascoli.

Okereke has been heavily linked with a move away from Spezia for some time now and it appears that Southampton are the latest club to take an interest in the player.

With nine goals to his name this season in Serie B, the Nigerian is attracting a lot of interest from the Italian top flight and further afield.

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Both Southampton and Frankfurt look likely to strengthen in the final third when the summer transfer window opens.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have been short on goals this season, while the Bundesliga side face the prospect of cashing in on Luka Jovic, who is a wanted man across Europe after his fine form this season.

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