Southampton weigh move for Atletico Madrid's Luciano Vietto - sources

Southampton are weighing up a move for Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto, sources in Spain have told ESPN FC.

Vietto's future at Atletico is up in the air after he spent last season on loan at Sevilla.

And the 23-year-old impressed during his season-long loan, scoring ten goals and contributing five assists for Sevilla during his time at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

However, the Argentine finds himself down the pecking order in Diego Simone's plans despite the club being unable to register new signings until January because of their transfer ban.

Vietto joined Atletico from Villarreal in the summer of 2015, but he has so far been unable to nail down a regular spot in the first-team at Vicente Calderon

New Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino is well aware of Vietto, having come up against him in La Liga last season when he was in charge of Alaves.

Southampton are in the market for striking reinforcements this summer after selling Jay Rodriguez to West Bromwich Albion and Vietto has emerged on their radar.

Serie A side Sampdoria are also interested in Vietto, with Atleti weighing up their options whether or not to send him out on loan again next season.