Southampton are looking like the favourites to sign 19-year-old goalkeeper Jack Butland.
The highly-rated England stopper is wanted by Liverpool and Everton but the Merseyside pair look to be beaten to Butland’s signature by Nigel Adkin’s side.
Saints bid £6million for Butland last summer but now Birmingham City’s finances are in trouble it looks like they may be able to land him for £5m.
Southampton will look to try and secure a deal once Chairman Nicola Cortese returns from a break this week.
Roberto Mancini is also reportedly keen on Butland’s signature but it would mean he would sit down the pecking order behind England No1 Joe Hart.
Source: The Sun