Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with Real Madrid in today's national press.

According to The Sun, he is on a three-man shortlist should Real decide to sack Carlo Ancelotti, along with Zinedine Zidane and Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde.

The former Espanyol manager was linked with Tottenham two months ago, before Tim Sherwood replaced Andre Villas Boas.

Pochettino is under contract at Saints until the end of next season and reaffirmed his commitment to the club in the wake of Nicola Cortese's departure last month.