Southampton to react with £13m midfielder bid after failing with top target

Date published: Wednesday 30th September 2020 4:38

Ibrahima Diallo Brest

Southampton are ready to submit a bid worth £13million plus bonuses for French midfielder Ibrahima Diallo, according to reports.

The Saints are still searching for a replacement for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who left for Tottenham this summer.

And have now set their sights on the Stade Brest player, according to L’Equipe (via Get French Football News).

The source claims that the 21-year-old defensive midfielder has agreed with his club that if the right bid comes in, he can leave.

It adds that Southampton made an enquiry about Diallo on Tuesday and that the club are expected to make a formal offer before the transfer window shuts on Monday.

Ralph Hasenhuttl is now targeting the France Under-20 international after missing out on Ibrahim Sangare.

PSV unveiled the signing of Sangare on Monday player on Monday.

Diallo was loaned to Brest by from Monaco in 2018 before making the move permanent in July for £1.8million.

In all he has made 53 appearances for Brest, setting up two assists in that time.

Saints could terminate Carillo contract

Meanwhile, AS are reporting that Southampton may have to terminate the contract of Guido Carillo if they cannot agree a transfer fee with Elche.

The forward signed for the south coast club in the 2018 winter transfer window for £19million from Monaco but has failed to make the grade.

Indeed his contract at St Mary’s runs out next summer.

AS claim that Southampton want to offload the Argentine but the player is reluctant to give up the weekly wage he is currently receiving so, if a fee can’t be agreed with Elche,  the Premier League club could opt to terminate his deal.

Carillo has played just ten times for Southampton since his arrival, failing to score a goal in any of them.

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