FC Porto star Iker Casillas has asked club bosses to OK his move to St Mary's Stadium.
The former Real Madrid shot-stopper is said to have his heart set on joining Claude Puel at Southampton.
Although the move is expected to go through, negotiations are believed to have stalled on FC Porto's asking price for the player.
Southampton's initial bid of €7 million was considered to be too low, according to club insiders.
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