The London Evening Standard says new manager Pochettino is closing in on his first acquisition of the summer with a £10million deal for Swansea left-back Ben Davies and now wants two of his former players.
Saints have offered Rodriguez a five-year contract in the hope he will stay. The 24-year-old is still sidelined with the knee ligament injury he sustained against Manchester City in April, which ruled him out of England's World Cup squad.
He was expected to be out for six months but that has not stopped Pochettino from lining up an offer and Rodriguez is considering ignoring Southampton's contract offer.
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