Southampton are considering a swoop for Spezia striker David Okereke as a potential alternative to Birmingham’s Che Adams.
According to The Mirror, Southampton are eyeing Okereke as they weigh up whether or not to give up their pursuit of Adams in the coming weeks.
The report claims that Adams is Southampton’s number one target and that they have already had two bids for the forward turned down by Birmingham – with the latest one being £14m.
Okereke impressed in the Serie B with Spezia last season as he racked up 10 goals and 12 assists as a striker.
Fellow Premier League sides West Ham and Crystal Palace are also said to be holding an interest in the striker, which means that Southampton could face competition for his signature if they press ahead with a move.
Southampton’s only signing of the summer so far has been Moussa Djenepo, who joined from Standard Liege for £14m.
Alternative strikers Southampton could target
The Saints could target the Scottish striker after his impressive season in the Championship with Swansea.
The Italian forward caught the eye for Empoli last season and would be a solid addition to Southampton’s squad.
Although he is not an out-and-out striker, Watkins fits the profile of players Hasenhuttl appears to be targeting.
Mitrovic could provide a different option up front for the Saints.