Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Jordy Clasie is at the top of their list to replace Morgan Schneiderlin.
Schneiderlin is closing in on a £24m move to Manchester United after reportedly undergoing a medical with the Red Devils.
He told reporters: "Clasie is one of the players on our list to replace Morgan Schneiderlin. He's a good player.
"He's a young player, a Dutch international who is ready to make a step up and show his qualities at a higher level than we have in the Dutch league.
"He's growing in his leadership qualities, but if Morgan goes, we need a player in that position. He is one of them."
Clasie has made 11 appearances for the Netherlands.