Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly joined the pursuit for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina.
According to Sky Sports, manager Nuno Espirito Santo wants to sign a central midfielder during the remainder of the summer window and the 25-year-old is on the cub’s shortlist.
It is understood that Southampton have allowed their player to talks to other clubs, with Manchester United making an enquiry.
The report details that there is also interest from other Premier League clubs, as well as sides in Italy, Spain and France.
Lemina is not believed to be a “priority” for Wolves right now, but the in demand ace is a new name to be linked with a switch to Molineux.
The Gabon international has already told France Football that he wants to exit Southampton this summer after two years with them.
“I decided to tell the leaders that I want to leave and there is no turning back. Of course, there is a risk but I am ready to move on,” he said.
With Wolves’ competitive season starting Thursday night in the Europa League, it’s clear that there squad could be put to the test this season.
They certainly need more bodies in the midfield and that’s why Lemina is a great target for them to consider.
Nuno won’t be able to rely on the midfield pivot of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker to play every game, so needs more strength in depth.
Lemina is someone that could crank up competition in the Wolves squad and has spent some time adapting to the Premier League with Southampton.
The African powerhouse is composed on the ball and offers a strong presence in the centre of the park, which is why the ex-Juventus ace may be a great fit.