Saints have made contact with Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski, according to Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.

The report suggests that the St Mary's side are in competition with Huddersfield and West Ham for the 21-year-old's services.

He spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Empoli, where he has played a key role in giving them a chance of maintaining their Serie A status.

It's claimed that West Ham have been scouting Dragowski for a number of weeks.

Saints are well stocked in the goalkeeping department with Angus Gunn, Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster.

Signing a new keeper would come as a surprise - especially as they only recruited Gunn last summer for £13.5 million from Manchester City.

If anything, Ralph Hasenhuttl will have to move one of his three shot-stoppers out of the club.

Forster and McCarthy have both played in goal for the senior England team and won't be too happy with being the second and third choice to Gunn.

McCarthy started the season as Saints' number one but was replaced by Gunn in February.

He then picked up an injury towards the end of the campaign which saw Forster return to the bench for the away trip to Newcastle in April.

The former Celtic keeper made his first start since December 2017 in the 3-0 defeat to West Ham.

Dragowski set a new Serie A record against Atalanta when he faced 47 shots, with 18 of them being on target.