Southampton and West Ham had scouts at the Portuguese League match between Portimonense and Braga on Thursday, according to the local press.

Newspapers Record and A Bola both report the clubs’ visit to the Estádio Municipal de Portimão, although the outlets don’t point out who these sides were watching.

Southampton have recently been linked to Shoya Nakajima from Portimonense, and we also thought they would be watching the Japanese star in their visits to Portugal. But with the player out last night, and that being known in advance, maybe there’s another target.

It was a balanced game, with the home side opening the scoring three minutes into the first half and the away side equalising three minutes into the second half.

Portimonense winger Paulinho was picked as the man of the match for his constant creation on the right side, while Dyego Sousa has shown his importance for Braga by scoring a decisive goal once again.

The match also had scouts from Sevilla, Monaco, Nice, Mallorca and Villarreal.