Southampton are keen on a move for Harry Winks, who along with Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele has been left out of Tottenham’s tour to South Korea.
Lo Celso could also be in line for a return to Villarreal, where he was on loan last season.
He helped Unai Emery’s men into the semi-finals of the Champions League, and having impressed in LaLiga, Villarreal may look to bring Lo Celso back to the club for another spell in Spain.
Meanwhile, Winks started just nine top-flight matches for Spurs last term as Antonio Conte preferred a midfield pairing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur in the second half of the campaign.
With Tottenham bringing in Yves Bissouma this summer, plus Oliver Skipp returning from injury, Winks is now surplus to requirements, and looks set to move on from his boyhood club.
Southampton are keen to bolster their squad in the middle of the park, and have identified Winks as a transfer target.
The Saints are also interested in Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.
The Frenchman had an outstanding campaign for the Ligue 1 outfit last term, netting 21 league goals, but he has just entered the final year of his deal at the club. Southampton could look to take advantage of his current contract situation.
It could be a case of one in, one out up front at St Mary’s this summer as Nottingham Forest are considering a move for Che Adams.
Adams joined Southampton in 2019, and has scored 20 Premier League goals in his three seasons at the club.
He has been unable to hit double figures in a single league campaign for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men, but has done enough to catch the eye of Forest, who could turn to him to spearhead their attack as they prepare to return to the Premier League for the first time this century.