Southampton reportedly made a bid for Sampdoria defender Omar Colley over the summer. 

And now, according to CalcioNews24, cited by HITC, the Serie A side are thought to be open to selling the 28-year-old ahead of the January window.

Reports claim that the Italian side are looking to do everything they can to recover their 2020 financial losses. 

Colley, valued at £11m, has also been linked with moves to Celtic and Liverpool in recent months. 

The Gambian international is teammates with former Saints defender Mayo Yoshida.

Colley is valued at £4.5m by Transfermarkt, higher than Yoshida’s £3.42m valuation.

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Colley fallen out of favour under Claudio Ranieri this season, making just two league appearances. 

Meanwhile, Ralph Hasenhuttl seems settled on his central defensive partnership, so adding Colley into the mix doesn’t seem necessary right now. 

Jan Bednarek and Jannik Vestergaard have formed a solid partnership, with Hasenhuttl also having Jack Stephens and summer signing Mohammed Salisu to call upon. 

At Sampdoria’s £11m valuation for Colley, we fell that the Saints would be better off using those funds elsewhere to strengthen at St Mary’s.

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