SAINTS have joined Leeds and Newcastle in a "battle" to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.

Wales winger Wilson enjoyed his first full season in the Premier League in the last campaign, scoring seven goals in 31 top-flight appearances during a season-long stay at Bournemouth as they were relegated.

One of Wilson's goals came in the Cherries' 3-1 win over Saints at St Mary's back in September.

The report claims Liverpool want £20million for the 23-year-old and "will not accept a loan deal".