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Southampton interested in Monaco striker Guido Carrillo

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Image: Guido Carrillo has scored 20 goals in over 50 games for Monaco

Southampton are interested in Monaco striker Guido Carrillo, Sky Sports News understands.

The 26-year-old Argentinian - valued at around £15m - has made 22 appearances this season but just two of them have been starts in Ligue 1.

Carrillo played under Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino during his two-year spell in charge of Estudiantes between 2013 and 2015.

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Carrillio has scored 20 goals in over 50 appearances for Monaco since signing from Estudiantes in 2015, but he is yet to pick up a cap for his country.

Southampton, who are struggling in the Premier League and sit outside the relegation places on goal-difference only, are seeking a target man to play alongside Charlie Austin when he returns from injury.

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The south coast club have money to spend following the £75m sale of star centre-back Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool, although the fee is to be paid in instalments over the period of his contract.

As well as a centre-forward, Southampton are also understood to be in the market for a winger with pace and a back-up right-back.

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