Last Updated: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:20
Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing a move for Cagliari defender Davide Astori, but faces competition from AC Milan.
The central defender has been linked with a £10million move to the San Siro for some time but Pochettino is hoping to try and swoop in to secure his services.
His price tag has proved a stumbling block for the Italian giants and Cagliari have expressed that they are not set on selling to a domestic rival.
This has opened up the opportunity for the Premier League outfit to step in and agree a deal to bring the 26-year-old to the south coast.
However, Astori may be swaying towards Milan after graduating from their academy in 2008, although he never actually made a first team appearance.
The Argentinean manager failed with an attempt to sign the Italy international in January after leaving it too late to agree terms.
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