Report: Southampton want Solly March again, Koeman snubbed deal 18 months ago

Southampton are reportedly pushing to sign Brighton winger Solly March.

According to the Daily Mirror, Southampton are lining up a January move to sign Brighton and Hove Albion winger Solly March - but would have to pay £7.5m to land him.

March, 21, started his career with non-league side Lewes, but was picked up by Brighton as they saw the potential in a local prospect.

The wide man made his debut for The Seagulls in 2013, and has continued to develop at the Amex Stadium, to the point where he is now an England Under-21 international.

With three goals and one assist to his name this season, March has certainly impressed under Chris Hughton, as Brighton have established themselves as one of the frontrunners in the Championship this term - and with March playing a big part in that success, it seems that one of his former suitors are targeting him again.

The Mirror report that Southampton boss Ronald Koeman snubbed the chance to sign March 18 months ago, but his performances in the Championship this season have rekindled the Saints' interest in the youngster.

It's stated that Southampton are looking to raid their South Coast neighbours Brighton by signing March in January, but he could cost as much as £7.5m.

Brighton are under little pressure to sell, and with a top six finish certainly possible under Hughton, Southampton will have to stump up major cash if they are to finally land March in the New Year.

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