Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is being discussed at Southampton. The Daily Star says Saints are ready to make an SOS call to former Benitez, according to reports in Spain.

Although club chiefs are sympathetic to boss Nigel Adkins over the South Coast side's tough start to the season, they are contemplating immediate action.

Saturday's 6-1 capitulation to Arsenal - coupled with the disappointing home loss to Wigan - is likely to have left chairman Nicola Cortese concerned about the Saints' ability to compete this season.

With Benitez keen to return to England, Spanish newspaper AS reports that the St Mary's outfit are considering turning to the 52-year-old.