Southampton lead race for £8m-rated winger – report

Date published: Monday 13th June 2016 10:51

Nathan Redmond: Viewed as Sadio Mane's replacement

Nathan Redmond: Viewed as Sadio Mane's replacement

Southampton have made Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond their top summer transfer target should Sadio Mane secure a big-money move away.

Canaries chairman Ed Balls has previously stated that Norwich are eager to keep their star players as they try and prepare for an immediate return to the Premier League, but their resolve is set to be tested, according to the Daily Mirror, with an £8million bid from the Saints.

Southampton could be facing another summer of trying to recover from the loss of key figures at St Mary’s Stadium. Ronald Koeman is expected to become Everton’s new manager, while Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama continue to be linked with exits.

The former has been attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester United, and Tottenham are rumoured to be still interested in reuniting Wanyama with ex-Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Stoke and West Brom are also said to be interested Redmond, who played a key part in the England U21 side’s recent Toulon tournament win, but both are now lagging behind as Southampton have made the first move.

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