If L’Equipe are to be believed, and they tend to be quite good when it comes to these things, then Guido Carrillo should be a Southampton striker by the end of Thursday.

The French newspaper report the two clubs have agreed a €22m fee for the Argentinian striker, who will be teaming up once more with his former manager Mauricio Pellegrino at St Mary’s.

Having started the negotiations at around €15m, Monaco are said to have held on for more, and Southampton eventually agreed to paying the aforementioned amount for the 26-year-old.

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This comes five days after RMC Sport reported the Saints had made a €20m bid for Carrillo, meaning the Ligue 1 side weren’t happy with that initial offer, asking for a bit more.

Now that the financial aspect of things is all sorted, L’Equipe expect the deal to be done within the next 24 hours.

Monaco will then use Southampton money to replace Carrillo with a ‘player of superior quality’.

To each their own.