Southampton want two major defensive signings this summer.

The Daily Echo says one of the main positions is right-back, where Saints are on the hunt for another player to compete with Nathaniel Clyne, who enjoyed a good first season in the Premier League, but for whom there is no obvious natural cover. They would also like to add another centre back.

Currently, Maya Yoshida, Jos Hooiveld and José Fonte operate in that position, while £4m January signing Vegard Forren, the Norwegian international, is yet to play.

However, Saints remain keen on additional resources there, and it is thought their preference is for another left-sided centre-half.