Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino says he will be “really pleased” if Artur Boruc stays at the club beyond this summer.

The keeper is out of contract at the end of the season, having only signed a short-term deal when he joined in September.

But Boruc has established himself as the number one choice in goal at St Mary’s, and again turned in a strong display in the 3-1 win over Liverpool.

The 33-year-old has said he will leave discussions to his agent and the club, and while Pochettino said similar he also admitted he would love to have him back next term.

“It’s clear to me and the club that we are happy with Boruc, but those are negotiations that need to happen between the club and the player,” said Pochettino.

“But, if you ask me about Boruc, I will say that I’m really happy with him and really pleased that he stays here.”

Pochettino also revealed that the club are keeping tabs on a number of potential transfer targets at home and abroad, ahead of the summer.

“The club already has a really big structure in which we are following different players, not only in the Premier League, but in different leagues,” he said.

“And, of course, in these two months that I have been here I have a lot of information and when the season is finished of course we will be looking at how we proceed in that manner.”