Southampton have identified Real Betis hitman Jorge Molina as a potential replacement for Dani Osvaldo, [football] direct news understands. Italy international Osvaldo has been back in his homeland on loan at Serie A champions Juventus since the turn of the year and faces a bleak future at St Mary’s. He was ushered out of the exit door following a brutal training ground attack on team-mate Jose Fonte and is unlikely to be granted a second chance when he returns to England next month. A source close to the south coast club told FDN scouts have been impressed by the performances of versatile attacker Molina, who is capable of operating through the centre or out wide on the flanks. The 31-year-old scored against Catalan giants Barcelona earlier in the season and has found the back of the net on eight occasions overall. Molina, one of the stand-out performers in his side’s Europa League campaign, will have two years remaining on his contract when the transfer window reopens.