Southampton are thought to be keen to bring Scott Arfield back to the Premier League from Rangers.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Saints’ director of football operations Ross Wilson has his eye on a £3 million move for the Canada international, who he worked with at Falkirk.
Arfield signed for Rangers in the summer as new boss Steven Gerrard rebuilt the squad ahead of the Premiership season.
He had been at Burnley since 2013, having moved south from Falkirk to Huddersfield in 2010.
The Bairns reportedly turned down an offer from Southampton at the time.
The Saints have kept a keen eye on the Scottish Premiership in recent years, taking Virgil Van Dijk, Victor Wanyama, Fraser Forster and Stuart Armstrong south of the border from Celtic.
They also snapped up Steven Davis, currently on loan back at Ibrox, in 2012 after Rangers slipped into administration.
Other Premier League clubs are thought to also be monitoring Arfield, who has been a top performer for Rangers this season and has scored 11 goals in 42 appearances this season.
He netted his first career hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Motherwell in Rangers’ last league outing.
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