Southampton are preparing a summer bid for Braga midfielder Rafael Silva.
The People says the attacking midfielder, 20, has just won a first call up to Portugalâ€™s senior squad for Wednesdayâ€™s friendly against Cameroon.
And Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino sent spies to watch him in action at Sporting Lisbon last night.
Braga have turned down a Â£4.5million Bayer Leverkusen bid for their prize asset.
Sevilla are also keen on Silva, who is under contract until 2018 â€“ and has a Â£20m buy-out clause.
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