Transfer news: Southampton in talks with Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena
Last Updated: 02/02/15 10:34am
Southampton have begun discussions to sign Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena, according to Sky sources.
With the end of the transfer window looming, Sky sources can also reveal that the Saints remain interested in Serbia attacker Filip Djuricic and want to make it a loan deal for the Benfica winger who is already on loan at Mainz in Germany.
After Jack Cork finalised his move to Swansea last week, Koeman insisted the club needed another midfielder.
The Dutchman said on Friday: "We are interested in Vilhena because he is not happy at Feyenoord. He is not playing.
"I believe in the player, I believe in his quality, he is a young player and if I can help the player I like to do that."
The 20-year-old played under Koeman before his switch to the Premier League last summer.
Talking about Benfica's 23-year-old Djuricic, Koeman said last week: "I'm interested in the player. He is a good young player who can play in different positions.
"It is a good chance that one of the two players could join - and maybe both players."
Saints winger Dusan Tadic said Djoricic would be a fine addition to the squad.
"He's a really good player and a really good guy - we play in national team together," he told Sky Sports News HQ.
"He having difficult time in Mainz, but he's a good age and a good player with quality. We didn't talk but I probably will talk to him today. I don't decide, but I think he would be good here. "