With a contract at Southampton until 2024 following the Saints’ relegation to the Championship, Stuart Armstrong may have played his last season at St Mary’s.

This is according to news from Tuttosport in Italy, who report on Friday that Torino have started taking an interest in the 31-year-old as they look to add to their midfield.

Arriving from Celtic back in 2018 for just under €8m, Armstrong became something of a staple at Southampton over the years, even if he was used a bit more sparingly during the last campaign.

Now, with just one year left on his deal, an opportunity to try something very new could come forward, as Torino are hoping to bring in some fresh meat in their squad after the potential sale of Perr Schuurs to a Premier League side.

The first port of call when that money comes in would be to buy Josh Doig from Hellas Verona and Nikola Vlasic from West Ham, and then a new mezzala.

This is where Armstrong comes in, and the Serie A side are ‘evaluating the possibility of getting their hands’ on the Southampton midfielder, who is seen as a ‘novelty’ in the club’s transfer plans.

Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise if someone had offered the Southampton player to them in hope of moving him away from the relegated side, which has pricked the ears of the Torino transfer men.

Certainly something to keep an eye on.