The Saints snapped up the Netherlands international only last summer, following four strong campaigns at Feyenoord.
But the 5 foot 7 midfielder has struggled to hit the heights expected at St. Mary’s, making just 20 starts in the Premier League last season after starting the campaign with a hamstring injury.
According to Fotospor, Galatasaray are now considering a swoop for the playmaking centre-mid, who was once dubbed ‘the Dutch Xavi’.
However, the Turkish giants are only looking to pay around £3million; £5million less than the transfer fee Southampton paid Feyenoord last summer.
Southampton have already parted with a number of first team players this summer, most notably Graziano Pelle and Victor Wanyama, who completed move to the Chinese Super League and Tottenham Hotspur respectively.
Claude Puel’s side face Manchester United in their second Premier League fixture of the season this Friday, following a draw with Watford last weekend.