Southampton are ready to offer Scott Sinclair an escape route out of Manchester City with a £3million transfer bid, according to the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old has endured a frustrating spell at the Etihad since signing from Swansea in the summer of 2012 for a figure of £6.2million.

He has struggled to make any sort of impact under Manuel Pellegrini or predecessor Roberto Mancini, and also endured a frustrating loan spell with West Brom Albion.

Southampton are reportedly keen to close a deal for the winger, despite the uncertainty surrounding the position of head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine is reportedly on the shortlist of potential managers to take over from Tim Sherwood at Tottenham, with reports suggesting he believes he has taken the Saints as far as he can.

Southampton look likely to cash in on England stars Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana this summer, however they are still hoping to sign Sinclair despite the current uncertainty surrounding the club.

City are willing to sell as they are being forced to shed their squad to comply with FIFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, despite the fact Sinclair is one of the few homegrown players on the clubs books.