According to a report from Eurosport, Saints and West Ham made enquiries during last season about Abraham’s availability.
A lack of game time at Chelsea will surely meant that the England man looks for a move this summer if he is not given assurances and he could be looking for the ideal route out of Stamford Bridge.
However, it would have to be a significant investment from Saints. They may have to break their wage structure to get the England international to sign and Chelsea would be demanding a big fee for a player that has come through their youth system to become established in the Premier League.
If Saints are to make a striker signing this summer, it is highly unlikely to be this man. The club are certainly not in a position to spend this big – unless they are forced to replace Danny Ings having got an equally big fee for him.
With clubs like West Ham in the Europa League and with more financial backing behind them, they may be a more realistic destination for someone of Abraham’s standing in the game.