AC Milan are believed to be eyeing up a £18m raid for Saints' Serbian playmaker Dusan Tadic, according to Calcio Mercato.
Tadic has enjoyed the switch of formations and tactics since the deportation of Ronald Koeman and the arrival of Claude Puel.
Tadic, who previously has been playing out wide, has now been brought infield and playing the number 10 role, and he his loving the new role of creative spark, behind the free-scoring Charlie Austin.
During the international break, Tadic starred for Serbia with a fantastic performance against Austria while he assisted two and bagged the winning goal in a 3-2 win in the World Cup qualifier.
He has now scored five in his last six for his country and that form has caught the eye of the Serie A club.
Italian media giants, Calcio Mercato have claimed that AC Milan have stated their interest in Tadic, as well as Fiorentina’s Milan Badelj.
It is reported that Milan are willing to bid €20m (£18m) and may increase the valuations if Tadic can further his great form. It will be very interesting to see if Milan make a move in January or wait for the end of the season so he’s fresh from a summer with a new squad.