Saints are considering a move for Darren Randolph as they hunt for a back-up to Fraser Forster.

The West Ham and Republic of Ireland stopper is one of several potential targets as Saints look to add depth to their goalkeeping department after the retirement of Kelvin Davis and the end of Maarten Stekelenburg’s loan spell.

Saints feel they need to have an experienced player as cover for Forster, with Paulo Gazzaniga currently the only viable option if the England international was ruled out for any reason.

Claude Puel is targeting two more signings for Saints in this transfer window as things stand, with a back-up keeper and another attacking right back as cover for Cedric Soares the positions he feels need covering.

The new boss will get a good chance to look at the rest of his squad in Holland, and is unlikely to make a decision on whether he wants to add another attacking midfielder to the ranks until he has properly assessed the players he already has.

Randolph is currently understudy to Adrian for the Hammers, but is highly rated by Saints.

He started all four of the Republic of Ireland’s matches at Euro 2016.

The 29-year-old only moved to West Ham last summer, and made 15 appearances in all competitions last season.

Randolph started his career at Charlton but in six years with the Addicks struggled to get much football, instead having loan spells with Welling, Accrington Stanley, Gillingham, Bury and Hereford in order to gain experience.

He turned down the chance of a new contract at Charlton to move to Motherwell on a free transfer in 2010 and really started to make a name for himself at Fir Park.

Randolph broke the club record for the most consecutive clean sheets and helped the team to the Scottish Cup final, as well into the qualifying stages of the Champions League.

After his Motherwell contract expired Randolph moved to Birmingham on a two-year deal.

He played 92 for the Blues in two seasons, before again letting his contract expire and moving on, this time to West Ham.

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