Southampton, Updated: July 28, 2016 9:33 AM
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Southampton are understood to have opened talks with Belgian side Anderlecht over teenage midfielder Samuel Bastien.
The Belgium under-21 international is a product of Anderlecht’s youth system and has featured twice for the senior team since making his debut in 2014.
Bastien has struggled to secure a regular spot under boss Rene Weiler and was sent out on-loan to Serie B side Avellino last term.
The midfielder is understood to be valued at around £4million by his current club and Southampton will look to complete a deal over the next few weeks.
Bastien is known for his high energy performances and new Saints boss Claude Puel believes he can play a role as they look to compete domestically and in the Europa League next season.