Southampton planning move for Rafa Silva?

Braga's midfielder Rafa Silva (L) vies with Sporting's midfielder Vitor Silva during the Portuguese league football match on September 28, 2013
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Southampton send scouts to watch Braga midfielder Rafa Silva, according to reports.

Southampton are looking at the possibility of signing Braga midfielder Rafa Silva, a report says.

Silva, 20, signed a five-year deal with his club in the summer, but Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful of agreeing a deal, and sent scouts to watch him in action.

SportsDirect News.com claims that Bayer Leverkusen had a bid of £4m rejected for the player in the January transfer window.

The Portugal Under-21 international is apparently being considered for the senior squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Southampton's Rickie Lambert celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal against Burnley during their FA Cup third round match on January 4, 2013
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