Southampton set to battle Tottenham for Ryan Sessegnon.
The Saints are set for a spending spree after selling Virgil van Dijk for £75 million.
The Saints believe they can sell the move to Sessegnon by demonstrating they are a perfect 'stepping stone' club for the teenager, and can allow him to develop.
Current left-back Ryan Bertrand is creating interest of his own and Southampton are also considering offering Matt Targett to Fulham as part of a potential swap deal.
They would also reportedly throw in a sell-on clause, allowing Fulham to profit from a future sale.
Tottenham's long-term interest could yet see them win the race for the England youth international, but Southampton appear to be very credible rivals for his signature, and have a sudden urgency to start adding to their squad.