Southampton have shown interest in taking Scott McTominay on loan from Manchester United this summer, according to a report from The Telegraph.
The Saints have enjoyed a quiet window thus far. Kyle Walker-Peters signed permanently while Mohammed Salisu has also arrived.
It would be no surprise to see Ralph Hasenhuttl spend the final days of the window trying to bolster his options in the middle of the park. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harrison Reed were sold, while Mario Lemina was once again loaned out.
The Telegraph notes that they are interested in signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan. But it is also suggested that they were also keen on McTominay this summer.
It is not clear whether the Saints still have any interest in the Scotland international. But their chances of signing the 23-year-old – who earns £20,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – were clearly not helped by the midfielder playing the full 90 minutes of United’s opening game of the season.
He was also an unused substitute against Brighton at the weekend. So it looks unlikely that he will be allowed to leave temporarily this summer.
McTominay would have arguably been an exciting loan signing for the Saints. His form has dipped at times. But he has shown plenty of glimpses of real quality since breaking into Manchester United’s first-team.
It remains to be seen who comes in to strengthen Hasenhuttl’s midfield options before the deadline passes. But it looks highly unlikely to be McTominay.