SAINTS are being linked with AZ Alkmaar’s Ridgeciano Haps, a 23-year-old left back.

The Sunday People reports that scouts are keeping tabs on him should Ryan Bertrand leave the club.

Utrecht-born Haps made 33 appearances for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie this season, winning two man of the match awards.

England defender Bertrand is being linked with a return to Chelsea, his former club.