Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is reportedly interested in signing Tottenham youngster Harry Kane for £10 million.
The Saints boss is possibly looking to add to his centre-forward contingent as he only has Graziano Pelle and another youngster in Sam Gallagher in that position.
That could lead to a concern for the Dutchman if top scorer Pelle was to become injured for any period of time, leaving the Saints without an experienced front man.
That has led to an apparent interest in the England under-21 international, who scored a hat-trick for Spurs in last week's Europa League match against Asteras Tripolis according to The Sun.
Any move for the 21-year-old is likely to need at least £10 million, but Kane could be interested having failed to nail down a starting spot under Mauricio Pochettino this season.
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His goalscoring prowess has seen him notch seven times so far this season in all competitions, although he is yet to get off the mark in the Premier League.
Koeman will be well aware of the lack of a backup in the target-man mould should Graziano Pelle be unable to play for any reason. With Sam Gallagher out through injury at the moment as well, the Saints are lacking a little depth in this area.
Pelle has scored six goals in the Premier League this season and has been pivotal in helping the South coast outfit into second place in the league. Any injury to their main goal threat is not something Koeman will want to consider without a viable replacement.
Kane would be a good addition to the English core at Southampton, and with his high work-rate and physical presence, he could definitely fill the void in Pelle's absence.
Having come through Tottenham academy as a boy, it remains to be seen whether Kane would leave his boyhood club for a spot on the bench at another Premier League outfit rather than fighting for his place at White Hart Lane.
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