Southampton are doing their utmost to sign Monaco’s Guido Carrillo.

Mauricio Pellegrino is a big fan of the Argentinian striker, and RMC Sport are now reporting the Saints manager has convinced his club to bid €20m for the 26-year-old.

According to the French outlet, Carrillo is said to be ‘seduced’ by the idea of playing in the Premier League, especially under one of his former managers.

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Southampton are reported to have made the Monaco forward their ‘priority’ for the January transfer market, as they attempt to rectify what has been a poor first half of the season by their standards.

This comes off the back of a report from L’Equipe on Friday morning in their print edition explaining the Saints had ‘multiplied contacts in recent days’ with Carrillo’s entourage in order to get a feel for the target man’s situation.

They explained Southampton were ready to make a ‘substantial offer’ for him, one that now appears to have been made.