Report: Southampton in talks to pip West Ham to sign Jannik Vestergaard

Moenchengladbach's Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard vies for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Bayern Munich in...

Southampton are reportedly pushing for Jannik Vestergaard's signature.

Moenchengladbach's defender Jannik Vestergaard celebrates scoring the 2-1 during the German First division Bundesliga football match between TSG Hoffenheim and Borussia Moenchengladbach in...

According to Sky Sports, Southampton are in talks with Borussia Monchengladbach over a fee for defender Jannik Vestergaard as they look to beat West Ham United to his signature.

The Saints have already brought in two new signings this summer in Stuart Armstrong and Mohamed Elyounoussi, but manager Mark Hughes remains keen on more additions.

Southampton sold Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool in January, and whilst Hughes does have the likes of Wesley Hoedt, Maya Yoshida, Jack Stephens and Jan Bednarek at his disposal, another centre back may be wanted.

Moenchengladbach's Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard vies for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Bayern Munich in...

Now, Sky Sports report that Southampton are in talks with German side Borussia Monchengladbach over a deal for giant defender Jannik Vestergaard as they look to make him signing number three.

It's claimed that talks so far have revolved around the fee for the big defender, who was part of the Denmark squad at this summer's World Cup in Russia.

The report also notes that West Ham United are also looking to land Vestergaard, but Southampton are looking to pip them by opening talks with the club earlier than the Hammers.

Moenchengladbach's Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard celebrates after his team-mate Andreas Christensen scored the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg football...

Vestergaard's height makes him hugely appealing, as at 6ft 7in tall, he possesses rare size, strength and aerial ability, making him an understandably attractive option for Premier League clubs.

Formerly of Brondby, Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen, Vestergaard has impressed in Germany – and he could now head to the Premier League, whether it's with Southampton or West Ham.

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