Danny Ings spent three seasons at Southampton before completing a switch to Aston Villa last week.
The Saints have acted quickly by signing Adam Armstrong and Armando Brojo, but are are unlikely to rest there.
Reports on Wednesday said Alexander Sørloth has emerged as an ‘option’ for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side.
The Premier League side have joined AS Roma in chasing the 25-year-old and rumours from Germany have suggested the striker wants to leave RB Leipzig this summer. His father, Gøran Sørloth, has now confirmed the Norway international is looking for a new club.
“He wants [a move] away [from Leipzig]. We have talked about it,” Gøran told Dagbladet.
“When he came to Leipzig (from Trabzonspor), the message was that he would be bet on as a centre-forward.”
“But then a lot of good things happened in the New Year. He really made his mark and played well, especially with Yussuf Poulsen and Emil Forsberg. They had great success together.”
“Suddenly Leipzig started playing a little differently. The team was defensively oriented. You have to accept that. But then it became far from the words that were said early. I think about playing time and my role as a centre-forward. He felt a little bit about it.”
With Southampton and the Serie A side reportedly emerging as potential suitors, Sørloth Sr was directly quizzed on rumours about these two clubs.
Responding to that, he said: “That’s a lot of nice names. And as long as there are good clubs in that segment there, I believe in all the rumours. You can write that.”
“Alexander wants to play football. He’s not doing this just to sit and look at his account. He wants to see how far he can go, how far he can push this. At the same time, he has a lot of thoughts about the Norwegian national team.”
Meanwhile, TV2 have also named Southampton as an option for Alexander, and when they directly asked Gøran if the Leipzig man will change clubs this summer, he said: “150 percent sure”.