SOUTHAMPTON face competition from five other clubs for Brentford left-back Ryan Dickson .

The Gazette can confirm the Saints have shown firm interest in the former Plymouth Argyle flyer, who is set to leave Griffin Park in the summer after turning down a new deal.

They are one of SIX sides tracking the 23-year-old, with interest from the Championship and SPL.

The Bees are entitled to compensation should Dickson leave TW8.

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