Southampton Table Bid for Banega Plus Eye Hooper

Southampton FC want to add to recent signing Dejan Lovren with the English side lining up a £7.6m move for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega and also want to purchase Celtic striker Gary Hooper. 

The daily mirror reports that manager Mauricio Pochettino is wanting to make a move for fellow countryman Ever Banega with the Mestalla side willing to let some of their stars go because of their financial situation.

The Saints are thinking about placing a £7.6m bid on the 24 year old who has been an integral part of the side along with Sofiane Feghouli and Roberto Soldado.

They could also make an £8m move for Celtic star Gary Hooper who did hold talks with Reading sometime last week but wants a Premier League move to help ignite a possible international career with England.

Southampton have a reported £30m to spend on players this summer and their intent has been signaled with past moves for Gaston Ramirez and Jay Rodriguez in their first season.