Southampton have offered Jay Rodriguez a five-year contract in an attempt to keep him away from several clubs who are keen on securing his services, according to the Independent.
Rodriguez joined the Saints from Burnley for close to £7 million in 2012 following their promotion to the Premier League, and has scored 26 goals in 76 appearances.
It was last season where he began to hit scintillating form - scoring 15 Premier League goals - seeing him earn a place in the England squad for the friendlies against Chile and Germany.
He made his international debut in the 2-0 defeat to the South Americans in November 2013.
However, while playing against Manchester City in April, Rodriguez was stretchered off with what was later revealed as a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, meaning that he would be out for six months, putting an end to his season and meaning that he would miss the World Cup.
Southampton have already lost three of their England players this summer, with Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert heading to Merseyside to join Liverpool and left-back Luke Shaw joining Manchester United in a staggering £30 million deal.
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