Southampton appear to be keen on signing Spezia forward David Okereke, if reports in Italy are to be believed. 

In April, the club were reported to have sent scouts to watch the Nigerian in action for his side as they defeated Ascoli in a dramatic 3-2 victory. 

Okereke has earned plaudits in the past season for his displays in Serie B, and according to claims from Il Secolo XIX, as cited in a report from Derbyshire Live, the Saints are in the mix of teams who are keen to sign him this summer. 

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Championship play-off finalists Derby County are understood to be contemplating a move, while Southampton’s top-flight rivals West Ham United are also keen.

The young forward has made 31 appearances in the second tier of Italian football this term and has been in productive form. He has amassed 10 goals and also contributed with 12 assists.

Okereke is an established international for Nigeria Under-23s and could be headed to England this summer, as interest intensifies. 

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