Connolly is a former Republic of Ireland international
Southampton are set to discuss new contracts with striker David Connolly and midfielder Oscar Gobern.
However the Saints have released midfielder Anthony Pulis, who failed to make an apperance in three years.
Youngsters Sam Argent, Tony Garrod, Callum McNish and Ryan Tafazolli have also been let go.
Defenders Danny Butterfield, Aaron Martin and Dan Harding have all had automatic one-year extensions because of clauses in their deals.
Radhi Jaidi signed a new contract earlier in the week.