Southampton favourites to sign Emil Hallfredsson?

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Southampton are said to be interested in signing former Tottenham Hotspur winger Emil Hallfredsson, who is reportedly keen to leave Verona and return to England.

Southampton are reportedly leading the chase to sign Verona winger Emil Hallfredsson.

The 29-year-old, who has been capped 37 times by Iceland at senior international level, has also attracted the attention of a number of Verona's Serie A rivals.

However, according to talkSPORT, Hallfredsson, who was on Tottenham Hotspur's books between 2005 and 2007, has his heart set on a return to England.

Hallfredsson failed to make a single first-team appearance for Spurs, but he does have experience playing in England, having played 30 games while on loan at Barnsley.

He significantly enhanced his reputation last season courtesy of a string of fine displays, which helped Verona earn promotion as Serie B runners-up.

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