Southampton are ready to bid for Steaua Bucharest centre-back Florin Gardos.

The Mirror says Gardos is wanted to replace Dejan Lovren at Saints after the Croatian star joined Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert at Liverpool.

The Romanian international, who has been at Steaua Bucharest for four years, will command a transfer fee of £4.8m.

And former Feyenoord coach Koeman is ready to splash further cash at St Mary's after sealing a £10m deal for Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

The Dutchman has already signed Graziano Pelle, Dusan Tadic, Ryan Bertrand and Saphir Taider to help with his rebuilding job on the south coast.

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