Pelle's replacement? Dutch striker Bas Dost admits his interest in signing for Southampton

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Bas Dost has commented on speculation surrounding a move to Southampton.

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Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost has told Dutch outlet Helden that he would be interested in a move to join Southampton this summer.

The Saints are without a manager right now, as Ronald Koeman left the club for Everton earlier this month, and whilst a new boss is needed soon, they are still making moves in the transfer market.

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Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond joined Southampton on Saturday afternoon, and the club may yet need a new striker if Graziano Pelle leaves the club.

The Daily Mail recently reported that the Saints intend to keep Pelle at the club despite interest from elsewhere, but his performances for Italy at Euro 2016 may well triggered other interest.

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In fact, the Daily Mail recently claimed that Southampton are keen on Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost, with the giant striker a potentially ideal replacement for fellow target man Pelle.

Dost, 27, hit 20 goals in the 2014/15 season, but scored just ten goals last season, and has been tipped to leave Wolfsburg as they search for a new striker this season.

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Today, giant Dutch international striker Dost has been speaking to Helden about his future, and admitted that he would fancy a move to Southampton if such an opportunity presented itself this summer.

Dost suggested that, with Dutch players at the club - such as Virgil van Dijk and Jordy Clasie - it could be a nice place for him to play next season.

"I know that in the German and English media, my name is mentioned as a successor to Pellè, if he leaves," said Dost. "Southampton is a club that has been doing well in recent years in the Premier League and also have a number of Dutch people around. That's a good club for me. Whether that is realistic at this moment? I have no idea. I think it's a nice club. That's all I can say," he added.

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