SAINTS could land Celtic and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster this weekend for a fee of up to £10m.
The Scottish champions have allowed the 26 year old to talk to Saints despite being given a Champions League reprieve last night after opponents Legia Warsaw were found to have fielded an ineligible player.
It is understood Forster has travelled to Southampton for a medical after agreeing personal terms.
Forster’s eye-catching performances for Celtic in the Champions League last season impressed England boss Roy Hodgson who included him in his squad for the World Cup in Brazil, although he did not play.
He will be the fifth signing Saints have made this summer after deals for Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle and season-long loans for Ryan Bertrand and Saphir Taider.
But it comes after Southampton decided to sell cash-in on several first team players including former captain Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren and Callum Chambers for a combined total of £92m. Dani Osvaldo has also left the club on loan.
Yesterday Jose Fonte announced he had signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2017.