Earlier this month, we carried a report from Foot Mercato, who explained Watford have a ‘very close eye’ on Randal Kolo Muani.

Another report from the same website on Friday explains Southampton have joined the Hornets and other sides in chasing the Nantes player.

Scoring five goals and registering five assists in 31 league appearances, the striker is satisfied with the season he’s had with the Ligue 1 side and is ‘already envious’ of the transfer market.

After clubs from Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Watford, the Saints have included the 22-year-old in the list of targets for the summer.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side have taken the first step to sign the France U21 international by initiating contact with his entourage.

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Randal Kolo Muani has over a year left on his Nantes contract and therefore, Foot Mercato are of the belief he should be a ‘hot’ candidate in the next market.

According to the report, Southampton are convinced with the attacker’s profile and their leaders will have to pay ‘at least €5m’ to acquire Randal Kolo Muani’s services.