Reports in Italy suggest that Southampton and Celtic have been put on alert that Sampdoria are willing to sell Polish international full-back Bartosz Bereszynski.

The 28-year-old, who has three years left on his current contract, is allegedly one of three potential Premier League targets for sale by ‎I Blucerchiati, according to Il Secolo XIX, who claim La Samp are eager to raise funds for new summer signings.

Bereszynski has been linked with a potential move in recent seasons and could be the latest Sampdoria player, following the arrivals of Lucas Torreira and Dennis Praet, to make his way to the UK.

Bereszyński moved to the Genoa outfit in January 2017 from Legia Warsaw and has made 102 appearances in all competitions. He has helped to keep clean sheets against Torino, Roma, Atalanta and Milan at home this campaign, as Il Doria finished seven points clear of the bottom three.

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Brilliant Bartosz Bereszynski

Bereszyński is a versatile defender and has played at wing-back and in central positions for the Genoa outfit and on international duty.

His pace, combined with his attacking approach through marauding runs forward and crosses from the right flanks, would make him an excellent option for The Saints, who will be keen to find another alternative to new permanent acquisition Kyle Walker-Peters and Yan Valery.

The Saints will also be looking for further internationally-experienced defensive cover, having offloaded Portugal’s Cédric Soares, who joined Arsenal permanently in June after an initial loan-spell.

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Celtic in Pole position?

Celtic are also believed to be interested in the Polish defender, who has featured 29 times overall in European competitions and has made 15 competitive appearances for his country’s senior squad.

His international and European tournament experience, will certainly help The Bhoys, who are aiming to win a tenth consecutive league title and a fourth successive Scottish Cup, as well as push for a place in the latter stages of the Champions League.

The defender will undoubtedly bring a wealth of experience to Celtic’s youthful right side of defence and provide healthy competition for places among Jeremie Frimpong and Anthony Ralston.

The defender has a knack for cynical fouls, which may seem like a liability, but Bereszynski’s desire to ‘take one for the team’ shows his overall willingness to prevent opposition players from getting forward and his commitment to the team.

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He has earned 22 bookings in his three-and-a-half years at the club across all competitions, but has only been sent off once, demonstrating his overall discipline. The defender will need to be at his disciplined-best however, if he is to thrive in the physical Scottish Premiership.

It remains to be seen whether either party will pursue Bartosz Bereszynski, but the defender will need to consider his future at the Italian side.

With his immediate future seemingly in doubt, he certainly has the option of European football and the opportunity to win domestic silverware at Celtic.

However, he would arguably love to experience a fresh challenge in the Premier League with Southampton under Ralph Hasenhüttl, and also reunite with compatriot Jan Bednarek, who could lure his fellow-Poland teammate to St. Mary’s.

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