Southampton have reportedly made contact with Galatasaray regarding the availability of free-scoring striker Mbaye Diagne.
According to Turkish outlet Asksam, cited by Sports Witness, the Saints have enquired over the 27-year-old’s services following the Senegalese forward’s prolific campaign in Turkey.
Diagne struck 21 times for Kasimpasa in the first half of the previous campaign, which earnt him a €10 million move to Galatasaray.
The striker then found the back of the net 10 times for his new side in the second half of the season, taking his total tally to 31 last season.
Diagne is under contract with Galatasaray for a further four years, so the Saints may have to place a tempting offer for the Turkish giants to consider parting ways with the powerful striker.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has already brought in Che Adams from Birmingham City this summer, but could well be keen on bolstering his attacking options even further with a move for Diagne.
Four more forwards Hasenhuttl may target
Another Senegalese star, Rennes forward Niang netted 14 times last season and could provide the power, pace and goalscoring ability Hasenhuttl looks for in a striker.
After raiding the Championship for Che Adams, the Saints could consider delving back into the second tier to target Brentford’s Maupay. The Frenchman netted 28 times in all competitions for the Bees last season and is wanted by both Sheffield United and Aston Villa.
More of a wide man than a central striker, Fiorentina’s Chiesa could be a player the Saints may make a move for. The Italian scored 12 times last season and recently impressed in the Under 21 European Championships.
Frankfurt forward Haller impressed in Germany last season, and despite being 25, the Frenchman could be another forward the Saints may consider looking at.
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