The Saints sold their prolific forward to Liverpool earlier this summer, and have since moved to snap up Graziano Pelle in a bid to ensure that their former talisman will not be missed.
Although the Italian is highly-rated, Ronald Koeman is understood to want further firepower, with Samaras on his radar.
The 29-year-old front-man is currently without a club after being released by Celtic, and has reportedly turned down big offers from clubs in China, Russia and Turkey in a bid to have one last crack at one of European football’s better divisions.
The much-maligned forward spent some time at Manchester City earlier in his career, but failed to justify the £6m fee paid for him back in 2006 as he struck eight goals in 54 outings.
It’s likely that the chance to join Southampton would appeal to the 6 ft. 4” ace, who is able play on either flank as well as through the middle.
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