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. 

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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. 


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