Southampton are keeping tabs on Takayuki Morimoto's situation at Catania.
The Japanese centre-forward has struggled for minutes this season and expected to seek a move in January.
A return home has been mooted, where FC Tokyo are keen. However, Morimoto is a favourite of Premier League clubs and being linked with Southampton.
Everton and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce are also long-term admirers.
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