Southampton’s Guido Carrillo spent last season on loan at Leganes and had a decent campaign, with six goals and an assist in the league.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s side are once again looking to sign the 28-year-old.

On August 20th, we covered a report from AS that explained the financial conditions of the operation make it difficult for Leganes to complete the transfer.

The Catalan edition of the same newspaper once again claims the La Liga side still ‘intend’ to sign him, but could face competition from their league league rivals.

Espanyol are in the market to strengthen their attacking division after allowing Borja Iglesias to join Real Betis last week.

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AS explains Espanyol have been ‘offered’ an opportunity to sign the Southampton player and they are ‘evaluating him’ along with other targets.

In addition to this, Argentine forward Jonathan Calleri, who is currently plying his trade for Uruguayan side Deportivo Maldonado, is another option and is keen on making a return to Europe. 

The report suggests Calleri is believed to be ahead of other targets, including Carrillo.