German side Schalke 04 says they are ready to listen to offers for striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in January.
Germany’s Bild says Southampton are tracking the 27-year-old, who has managed 17 Bundesliga goals in 65 outings for the Royal Blues since joining from Mainz in 2014.
Southampton need to strengthen their attack in January following Charlie Austin’s shoulder injury.
Interested club sides have now been handed a boost in their pursuit of the German-born Cameroon international as Schalke CEO Christian Heidel admits his future remains unclear.
“With Maxim everything is open. We will certainly have very intense conversations,” Heidel stated, in quotes reported by African Football.