Nathaniel Clyne
Clyne is being offered a new and improved deal by Southampton amid Liverpool interestGetty Images/Steve Bardens

Southampton are reportedly set to offer right-back Nathaniel Clyne an improved and extended contract amid interest from Liverpool.

According to the Telegraph, the Saints defender is on his way to establishing himself as a regular full back in the senior England squad, following his debut against Slovenia in the Euro 2016 qualifying game.

Clyne still has two more years on his contract, but the south coast club does not want to leave it to the last minute and are interested in signing up the player before he is sought out by Premier League big guns.

Liverpool have already signed three Southampton players this summer, and with reports suggesting that Glen Johnson is on his way out of the club, Brendan Rodgers will make getting a right-back a priority next summer.

The report claims that Sir Alex Ferguson was also interested in signing the full-back, but Clyne opted for a regular first-team rather than sit on the Old Trafford bench.

Apart from the defender, the St Mary's outfit also wants to tie up Tottenham Hotspur target Jay Rodriguez and Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin to new deals, following a summer of speculation.

The former is currently recovering from a long-term knee injury and is a target for Spurs, while reports have indicate that Mauricio Pochettino is preparing a January bid for the striker following his teams struggle to find the back of the net.

Schneiderlin on the other hand, has himself indicated that he wants to play for a big club and is set to make a decision about his future during next summer's transfer window. Arsene Wenger is a keen admirer of the midfielder and the Gunners have been constantly linked to defensive midfielders in the months leading up to the January transfer window.

However, Southampton have made an incredible start to their Premier League campaign and are currently sitting just behind leaders Chelsea in second place. This could work in the club's favour when negotiating new deals with their star players.