Southampton are unlikely to give up on Jamie Robson, even though their late transfer window interest in the Dundee United full-back has been rebuffed.
Courier Sport first revealed that the English Premier League club were tracking the teenager as far back as last December, and their scouts have continued to monitor his progress ever since.
Saints previously took United youngster Kieran Freeman down south and were hoping to do the same with Robson.
An offer has been knocked back by the Tangerines, however, with fellow left-back Tam Scobbie currently out of action.
The relationship between the two clubs is a good one, with Harry Lewis and Archie Thomas coming to Tannadice from the south coast.
Robson’s contract runs out in 2018.