The club are keeping close tabs on Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to the Salzburger Nachrichten.
We have reportedly been monitoring his team mate Dimitri Oberlin as well, who has been out on loan at Basel this season, but the Austrian newspaper believe we have been scouting the Malian international for a longer period.
As it is a local newspaper that have little interest in sensationalising such links, I think the interest from us is likely to be genuine. The 20 year old has performed well for Salzburg this season, having played 42 matches in all competitions, helping his side to the top of the Austrian Bundesliga and to the quarter finals of the Europa League.
The club`s exploits in Europe has reportedly seen other teams take a greater interest in their players. Haidara only joined Salzburg in the summer from their feeder club FC Liefering, but has had an immediate impact on the first team. Whether he can replicate his form over multiple seasons, it remains to be seen.