Milliyet have today confirmed Galatasaray are interested in signing Southampton striker Charlie Austin, with the Turkish club looking to bring in a striker this weekend.

The Turkish newspaper haven’t confirmed Austin will come to Istanbul, but they say Galatasaray are definitely interested in signing the player.

It’s been well documented in recent weeks the Turkish champions want to bolster their attacking options in this window and they’ve been linked with a number of No.9s.

Earlier reports emerging from England suggest Austin is set to leave Southampton and Galatasaray has been named as a potential club for the 29 year old.

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According to Milliyet, a surprise move to Galatasaray may happen before next week’s transfer deadline and a possible transfer to the Super Lig is on the cards for the Southampton player.

Aston Villa have also been linked with the former QPR man in the past 24 hours.

Austin made 16 Premier League appearances for Southampton this season, scoring two goals.