Southampton are interested in signing Ignacio Camacho from Malaga, according to The Mirror.
The Spanish club do not want to let Camacho leave in the January transfer window, but, states the report in The Mirror, they "are close to agreeing with the Saints a priority option on him for the next transfer window".
However, claims the Mirror, neither Tottenham nor Newcastle have been encouraged by Malaga’s response.
Camacho has been on the books of Malaga since 2011 when he joined them from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.
The 25-year-old, who has earned one cap for the Spain national team, struggled with injuries earlier in the campaign.
In five La Liga appearances for Malaga so far this season, Camacho has created five chances, has a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 25%, and has won 10 headers, one dribble and 11 tackles.