Jordy Clasie left Feyenoord and moved to Southampton, which cost the Saints around €15m, in 2015.

When Saints’ ex-manager Mauricio Pellegrino took charge at St Mary’s Stadium last summer, he allowed the midfielder join Club Brugge on a loan deal.

Less than a week ago, we covered a report from De Telegraaf who claimed the Premier League club wanted to recoup a ‘substantial part’ of transfer fee they paid to Feyenoord three years ago.

The same publication reported on July 9th that whilst Feyenoord are interested in the player, they would only do business with the South Coast club if they agreed to loan Claise for a ‘reasonable amount’. The Eredivisie club have already lost their captain Karim El Ahmadi, and the Saints man is a replacement.

Dutch publication AD claims Feyenoord remain hopeful that they can sign Claise, who can be a replacement for El Ahmadi. The club’s technical director Martin van Geel is already negotiating with Southampton for the midfielder.

Mark Hughes’ side are now said open to the idea of allowing Claise join his former club on loan. The player has also ‘indicated’ to Southampton that the only club he wants to join is Feyenoord.