Last Updated: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:32
Southampton will look to bolster their forward line with a summer bid for Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez, according to reports.
Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino has set his sights on the 25-year-old Spain international having been impressed with his attacking credentials during his three years in the Spanish Primera Division in charge of Espanyol.
And a report in CalcioMercato claims the Argentine tactician will step up his efforts to take Adrian to the Premier League with an ambitious £8million bid at the end of the season.
Adrian enjoyed a successful first season with Atletico as he notched 19 goals in the side's march to Europa League glory, but he has struggled for first-team action this time around because coach Diego Simeone has opted to pair up Diego Costa with Radamel Falcao in attack.
If Adrian is given the green light to join the Saints it is uncertain where he will fit in as Rickie Lambert, Jason Puncheon, Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin have all chipped in with a decent tally of goals for the side this term.
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