Brighton and Hove Albion have breathing space between themselves and Stoke City, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion.
Leeds United, Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic and Southampton have been linked with Keiren Westwood of Sheffield Wednesday in the summer transfer window.
Matt Targett swapped St Mary's for Craven Cottage in January and has shone in the Championship with Slavisa Jokanovic's Fulham.
Southampton are stuck in the Premier League relegation zone, and a number of their best players could be on their way to Italy in the event that the club gets relegated.
Huddersfield Town are in a relegation fight with Southampton, Stoke City and Crystal Palace.
Stevenage have withdrawn Leeds and Spurs target Ben Wilmot from squad to face Newport as transfer edges closer.
Arsenal, who won against CSKA Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday, will face Mark Hughes’ Southampton in the Premier League this weekend.
Southampton will try to sign striker Paco Alcacer from La Liga leaders Barcelona, if the Saints retain their Premier League status.
La Liga giants Barcelona could sell Paco Alcacer with Premier League strugglers Southampton keen to take him to St Mary's in the summer transfer window.
West Ham United won against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.