Southampton are eyeing up a move for Stuttgart midfielder Orel Mangala as they look to replace Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg.

Höjbjerg completed a move to Tottenham today, having made it clear he wants to leave Southampton this summer after entering the final year of his contract at the club.

His departure leaves a hole in Saints midfield that manager Ralph Hasenhùttl will be keen to fill and Mangala is a man he has identified to do so.

That’s according to Stuttgarter-Zeitung who say the Premier League club have ‘become aware’ of the VfB midfielder in their hunt for Höjbjerg’s replacement.

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In fact, their interest appears to be serious, with the newspaper stating that they would be ‘prepared’ to pay €11m to sign the 22-year-old.

Southampton have not made a move as yet, with sources confirming that the German club are yet to receive an offer for the midfielder.

However, a departure ‘cannot be ruled out’ as several other clubs, Marseille, Nice and Lyon are all named, have ‘had their eye’ on Mangala and could rival Southampton for his signature.