Southampton will renew their interest in £10million-rated Cagliari defender Davide Astori in January.

Astori 26 was on the Saints' wish-list in the summer before Dejan Lovren arrived from Lyon.

The centre-back who has five Italy caps has also caught the eye of AC Milan and Everton.

Astori played for the Azzurri in last summer's Confederations Cup in Brazil.

He scored the opening goal as they beat Uruguay in the event's third-placed play-off