Southampton have been keen on signing Real Valladolid’s Mohammed Salisu for some months.

On July 1st, L’Equipe reported the Saints have made a bid, but it ‘doesn’t suit’ the La Liga side as the offer is lower than the defender’s €12m buyout clause.

Rennes are also interested in taking the Ghana international this summer.

Friday’s edition of AS has a short report on the centre-back, with a title that reads, ‘Salisu’s future, between Southampton and Rennes’.

The Ligue 1 club and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side are ‘willing to pay’ the defender’s €12m release clause, and it’s now down to the player to decide his next destination.

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It’s claimed Southampton, who are ‘interested’ in Salsiu, need to receive ‘special permission’ for him to play in England, which will relate to a work permit.

AS’ report has also been backed up by France Football, who state the player’s future is between the Premier League side and Rennes. 

They also suggest the 21-year-old has not yet made a decision on where he wants to play next season.

According to France Football, Salisu’s preference is to move to St Mary’s, even though he doesn’t have a work permit to play for Southampton.

As per the report, more developments are expected after the 2019/20 La Liga season is concluded on July 19th.