Southampton have reverted their attention back to Celtic midfielder Oliver Ntcham, according to Saints Marching.
The 24-year-old Frenchman has apparently been reinserted as the club’s main transfer target following Weston McKennie’s switch to Juventus.
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After the departure of Pierre-Emile Hojberg to Tottenham, followed by Harrison Reed and Mario Lemina leaving to join Fulham last week, the Saints are in need of central midfield reinforcements.
With the Scottish champion reportedly wanting out of Celtic Park, Ntcham could be the ideal candidate as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to rebuild his squad.
Neil Lennon’s Celtic side failed to qualify for the Champions League, meaning they will be receiving a lower than expected income, perhaps increasing the possibility of them allowing the likes of Ntcham to leave.
The former Manchester City man played 23 times in the Scottish Premiership last season, scoring four times and making two assists.
The centre-midfielder has represented France at Under-21 level but is yet to make his senior national debut.
The Saints will be hopeful of landing their man as quickly as possible ahead of the imminent return of the Premier League.
Hasenhuttl will be desperate to land some of his targets before the league begins as the Austrian hopes to continue their second half of the season form.