Saints keen on Hassli deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hassli impressed the Saints coaching staff sufficiently for the Premiership outfit to examine the possibility of luring the youngster to The St Mary's Stadium in a loan swoop.
The powerful 20-year-old forward could even join Southampton in a permanent switch if the price is right.
"We were quite impressed and want to keep something going if we can," said reserve team coach Steve Wigley.
"We are speaking to people over there to see what we can sort out and we will take it from there."
Meanwhile, Southampton have released two more youngsters who have failed to cut the mustard in the top flight.
Adrian Caceres and Kevin Gibbens, whose contracts were due to expire in the summer, have been released early to enhance their prospects of finding a new club.
Australian striker Caceres failed to make a first team appearance during his stint with The Saints, although he spent time on loan with Second Division Brentford earlier in the season.
Midfielder Gibbens has made a handful of appearances for Southampton and has recently been on trial with Oxford United, with Wigley believing the duo will benefit from the change of scenery.
He said: "Both have got something to offer and probably need a fresh start somewhere else. They have been at the club a while but if they are not going to feature then it is best to let them go now.
"That gives them time to get fixed up now before the rush of players looking for clubs over the summer.
"At the moment we feel The Premier League is a step too far for them but there is no reason why both should not step down and get their careers going again."