Southampton are being asked to cough up £8million to buy former Hammer Alex Song say the Sunday People today.
The Saints are considered the favourites to sign the Barcelona midfielder who has been told this week by boss Luis Enrique he is surplus to requirements next season.
Song, 27, who stood in as an ITV Champions League pundit last night still has one season remaining on his contract in Spain. Koeman sees him as an ideal replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin.
Song played in 28 league games plus 3 FA Cup games for West Ham during a season long loan. He was originally purchased by Barcelona in 2012 for £15m.