Southampton Coach Ronald Koeman confirmed talks to swap Daniel Osvaldo with Inter’s Saphir Taider.
“We are looking for the best for Osvaldo and the best for the club,” Koeman told BBC Sport.
“Taider brings quality and we need that. We need competition in the squad as well and that will be good.”
There are reports in Italy that Osvaldo could fly in for his medical as early as today.
It is also suggested the clubs are discussing another Inter-owned player, winger Ezequiel Schelotto, to join the Saints on loan.