Southampton are still interested in signing Bordeaux forward Francois Kamano this summer, according to TuttoMercatoWeb, via Sport Witness.
Saints have already been eyeing up the Guinea international, showing an interest early last season and up until January.
A deal never materialised, however, but there is a chance that Kamano’s future may still lie at St Mary’s.
The report states that Southampton are ‘working with the player’s agent to bring him to the Premier League next season’.
It does appear to be a slightly flimsy link, however, so it could be a story not to read too much into.
Kamano scored 13 goals in 51 appearances for Bordeaux in 2018/19, as they finished 14th in Ligue 1.
The 23-year-old also has 26 caps to his name for Guinea, finding the net five times along the way.
His current deal with Bordeaux expires in the summer of 2020, meaning now is the time that they could earn a sizeable fee for his services.
2019/20 Premier League: Southampton's first 5 fixtures
It all begins with a trip to Burnley on August 10th, which is never the most pleasant away day.
Southampton will feel they can start the season with a win, however, especially if they have enjoyed a productive summer.
European champions Liverpool are Saints’ first home game of the campaign.
There is always a spicy atmosphere when the Reds visit and it has the potential to be a great game.
Graham Potter is now in charge at Brighton and they host Southampton on August 24th.
It will be a good gauge of how far Saints have come under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Man United (h)
A second big home fixture in a row sees Manchester United head to St Mary’s.
They aren’t the force they once were, however, and the hosts will be looking to spring a shock.
Sheffield United (a)
Southampton’s first meeting with a newly promoted team sees them visit Sheffield United.
Chris Wilder is doing a superb job with the Blades and they will give Saints a tough game.
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