Southampton monitoring Rubin Kazan star ahead of possible transfer

Southampton are set to step up their chase for Rubin Kazan star Elmir Nabiullin as representatives from the club prepare to watch his displays this Thursday, Mirror reports.

The 20-year-old is expected to be the subject of a host of scouts monitoring the performance of the defender when he features in the Europa League clash against Bordeaux tomorrow.

Apart from the Saints, the left-back is also being eyed by a host of clubs in the Bundesliga as the race for his services looks to have stepped up.

Nabiullin has been told to be on the top of his game given that the left-back can see his side progress into the latter stages of the competition if they win and the result of the Liverpool versus FC Sion fixture goes their way.

The left-back is highly rated in his league and is said to be a possible target for the Saints as they look to beat a number of other interested parties to his signature.