Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has defended his decision to send striker Darren Bent out on loan to Brighton.
Tranmere chairman Mark Palios claims to have turned down the chance to sign Ched Evans.
The 28-year-old could make his debut in Saturday's Championship derby at The Valley and will be available for the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan next month, as well as the final on May 11 if Millwall defeat the Latics.
Chaplow made three starts in the Capital One Cup for Saints earlier this season but has had to settle for three appearances off the bench in the Premier League, the last of them coming in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea on January 16.
Chaplow started his career at Burnley before moving to West Brom for £1.5m in January 2005. He then joined Preston before signing for Southampton in January 2011.