According to various reports over the last few days, Southampton have joined West Ham in pursuit of three different targets.
Bartlomiej Dragowski, Gary Cahill and David Okereke have all been linked with West Ham recently. But now Southampton reportedly want this trio too.
West Ham look set for a transfer battle with the Saints on more than one occasion this summer.
West Ham have reportedly scouted Dragowski in action in Italy (Tutto Mercato Web). The 21-year-old goalkeeper is on loan at Empoli from Fiorentina and he is seen as a short-term back-up and long-term replacement for Lukasz Fabianski.
But Southampton want to tempt him to the south coast. According to another report by Tutto Mercato Web, West Ham, Huddersfield Town and Southampton are locked in a three-way battle for the Poland U21 stopper.
According to The Mirror, West Ham remain interested in ex-England international Cahill when his Chelsea contract expires. The 33-year-old is seen as a cheap short-term solution at the back.
However, Southampton have also been linked. A separate report by The Mirror claims that the Saints and Derby County are in the hunt for Cahill.
West Ham have recently been tipped to swoop for Okereke, as per Tutto Mercato Web. The 21-year-old striker plays for Spezia in Serie B, where he has scored 10 goals in 30 games this season.
But Southampton have once again decided to rival the Irons for a transfer target. Italian media outlet Il Secolo XIX (via Tifo Cosenza) reports that Derby and Southampton are among the clubs interested in the Nigerian starlet.