Southampton worked hard to offload a number of fringe players in the summer transfer window, and the New Year could see them adopt a similar approach.

Saints have a considerably large first-team group, but only a handful of players have genuinely impressed this season, with the side currently sitting in the relegation zone.

Ralph Hasenhuttl may be keen for the club to invest in some new faces, but given the well-publicised ‘sell to buy’ ethos under the ownership of Gao Jisheng, it could be a case of trimming the squad before strengthening it.

There are plenty of players who have underperformed this season, and it would appear as though the manager has lost faith in some of them.

However, finding suitors for these out-of-form figures is easier said than done, particularly midway through the campaign.

So, just who could be on their way out of St Mary’s during the January transfer window next month? We’ve picked out some who may seek pastures new.