Southampton look like they are battling with Newcastle United for the services of Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta this summer. The 21-year-old has impressed with his efforts in his breakthrough season in the Bundesliga last term and his efforts have not gone unnoticed by clubs in the Premier League.
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Reports have suggested Southampton are considering a move for the Frenchman but they will face stern competition from Newcastle, who are also thought to be pushing for a deal. News from across the Channel has suggested the Magpies have already put in a substantial bid for Mateta, thought to be in the region of £20million.
Should Saints miss out on Mateta, they could focus their efforts in bringing Birmingham City star Che Adams to St Mary’s, having strongly been linked with the Blues forward in recent weeks.