Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse this summer.
The 28-year-old has spent his entire career at St Mary's, coming through the club's youth ranks before making his professional debut back in 2011.
Ward-Prowse has captained the Saints since the summer of 2020 and recently made his 400th appearance for his boyhood club in the 1-0 defeat at West Ham United last weekend.
However, the midfielder is believed to be facing an uncertain future on the South Coast, with Southampton currently at risk of relegation from the Premier League.
A recent report claims that Ward-Prowse will leave the Saints if Ruben Selles's side – who currently sit at the foot of the table and four points adrift of safety – are demoted to the Championship this season.
Although Southampton have struggled in the top flight this term, Ward-Prowse has contributed with seven goals and two assists in 29 league games, while he has also chipped in with two goals and an assist across seven matches in the EFL Cup and FA Cup.
The set-piece specialist has been tipped to seek pastures new and join a bigger club for some time, and one report claims that Liverpool are among a host of clubs to have scouted the midfielder this season.
It remains to be seen whether the Red Devils will look to sign Bayern Munich loanee Marcel Sabitzer on a permanent basis this summer, and his possible departure could lead to them stepping up their interest in midfield targets such as Ward-Prowse.
Ward-Prowse is under contract at Southampton until the summer of 2026, and it is thought that an offer in the region of £40m could be enough to prise the midfielder away from St Mary's.
United have also been credited with an interest in the likes of Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham, West Ham's Declan Rice, Wolverhampton Wanderers' Ruben Neves, Brighton & Hove Albion's Alexis Mac Allister and Real Betis' Gabri Veiga ahead of the summer window.