Southampton reportedly made a bid for Sampdoria defender Omar Colley over the summer.
Reports claim that the Italian side are looking to do everything they can to recover their 2020 financial losses.
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.
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.