Southampton have £13.6m bid for Ibrahima Diallo accepted by French side Brest as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg following his move to Tottenham
- French side Brest have accepted Southampton’s £13.6m bid for Ibrahima Diallo
- Diallo is expected to travel to England over the weekend to complete his medical
- Ralph Hasenhuttl wants a defensive midfielder to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Southampton have had a £13.6million bid accepted by French side Brest for defensive midfielder Ibrahima Diallo.
The 21-year-old is expected to travel to England over the weekend ahead of a medical and agreeing personal terms.
The France Under 21 international emerged as Southampton’s main target after they had made enquiries for Liverpool’s £20m-rated Markm Grujic and Ibrahim Sangare who opted to join PSV Eindhoven after leaving Toulouse this week.
Southampton have had a £13.6million bid accepted for Brest midfielder Ibrahima Diallo (left)
Diallo made 19 Ligue 1 appearances for Brest last season where he helped them to a 14th-place finish.
Ralph Hasenhuttl had wanted a defensive holding player to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who joined Tottenham earlier in the window.
Southampton had also asked about Everton’s Tom Davies.
Meanwhile, defender Wesley Hoedt is expected to complete his protracted move to Lazio over the weekend. The 26-year old saw his medical cancelled last week.
The France Under 21 international is expected to complete his medical this weekend