German Bundesliga outfit Cologne are now believed to interested in Southampton target, FC Midtjylland star Pione Sisto.
The 21-year-old Danish winger has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League ahead of next season, with the Saints and Leicester sending scouts to keep tabs on his progress on several occasions.
Sisto was recently given huge coverage in England when he scored in both legs of Midtjylland’s Europa League tie against Manchester United.
As a result it has led to speculation linking him with moves to other top European clubs such as German side Borussia Dortmund and Spanish outfit Valencia, while Cologne appear to have joined the chase.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has been linked with a swoop for Sisto due to the uncertainty over the future of current forward Sadio Mane at St Mary’s.
The Dutch tactician will have noted the player’s qualities when his side faced Midtjylland in the Europa League’s early rounds at the start of the current season.
Sisto and Midtjylland sports director Claus Steinlein both recently claimed that they have not heard anything from supposed interested parties but it seems Â£12million would be enough to secure his signature.