Southampton: Alex Song and Eder reportedly on radar

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Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song and West Ham United-linked Eder are reportedly being targeted by Southampton.

Alex Song interest

Southampton are interested in signing Alex Song from Barcelona in the summer transfer window, according to The Sunday People.

The British newspaper claim that the Saints have “emerged as favourites” to sign the former Arsenal midfielder.

The Premier League outfit will have to pay as much as £8 million for the services of Song, whose current contract with Spanish and European champions Barcelona runs out in June 2017, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

The Sunday People claim that Southampton manager Ronald Koeman - a former Barcelona player - wants to sign the 27-year-old former Cameroon international midfielder as a replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin, whose future is reportedly in doubt.

Southampton, though, reportedly believe that the £8m transfer fee is too high, and it will be interesting to see how this situation develops over the coming weeks.

Song played on loan for Premier League club West Ham United in the recently concluded 2014-15 season, creating 28 chances in as many league matches.

Eder interest

Southampton are also being linked with a move for Sampdoria striker Eder by The Daily Star.

According to the British newspaper, the Italy international is available for around £5m, and Koeman is keen on recruiting him to play alongside Graziano Pelle in attack next season.

AC Milan, West Ham, Stoke City and Crystal Palace are also interested in Eder, according to The Daily Star.

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