Southampton in talks to sign Croatia World Cup star

Nathan Jones is hoping to make signings this month
Nathan Jones is hoping to make signings this month / Robin Jones/GettyImages
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Southampton have held talks with Dinamo Zagreb over a potential deal for star winger Mislav Orsic, 90min understands.

The 30-year-old scored one of the goals of the 2022 World Cup during Croatia's third-place play-off victory against Morocco with a brilliant looping finish into the top corner.

He has also gained a reputation as a big-game player for Dinamo Zagreb, scoring important goals against Tottenham, West Ham and Chelsea in European competition in recent seasons.

Sources have told 90min that Southampton are hoping to wrap up a €10m deal for Orsic, who is keen to make the move to St. Mary's. Bournemouth, Everton and Nottingham Forest have also been in contact with Dinamo Zagreb in recent weeks.

90min also understands that Southampton remain in talks with Lorient over the signing of striker Terem Moffi. While there is plenty of rival interest in him from England and across Europe, the Saints remain favourites to secure his signature.

Southampton are in need of reinforcements if they are to secure Premier League safety this season. They currently sit bottom of the table and are two points adrift, while they have lost each of their three league games under new manager Nathan Jones thus far.

They are, however, through to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup, but face an almighty task in overcoming Manchester City to reach the semi-finals.