With both Liverpool and Tottenham still searching for a striker to add to their squad, the improving fitness of Southampton's Jay Rodriguez could see both clubs make a renewed approach for the player.
The forward posted a video of him doing various running and movement exercises, with the message "four weeks of doing this and I'm feeling really strong now!"
Rodriguez suffered a anterior cruciate ligament injury at the beginning of April during Southampton's loss to Manchester City.
Week 4 of this and I'm feeling really strong now! http://t.co/Bu3gesFZ39— Jay Rodriguez (@JayRodriguez9) August 12, 2014
The England striker has been heavily linked to both clubs over the summer despite the injury that caused him to miss England's World Cup campaign. Several of his Southampton teammates have headed to Anfield since the end of the season, while his former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino has taken over at White Hart Lane.
Despite a projected return of October being mentioned earlier in the year, Rodriguez appears to be somewhat ahead of schedule after his four weeks of knee strengthening. The next step would likely be work with a ball before returning to practice sessions with his teammates.
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has already ruled that Rodriguez is sure to be staying at St Mary's for the upcoming Premier League season, but with the Saints finally beginning to replace the players that left over the summer, the South Coast club may be more open to a transfer, especially if an attractive enough bid arrives.