Earlier on Monday we covered claims from Italy that Bologna are eying the signing of Manolo Gabbiadini for the summer transfer window.

It was claimed AC Milan legend Roberto Donadoni is keen on adding a striker in the next transfer market, and the Southampton player had been pinpointed as an option. There was even a contract proposal in the works of a four year deal plus a further season option.

The player’s agent has of course been asked about the situation, and was very clear in his response. Calciomercato quote Silvio Pagliari as saying: “Manolo does not move, he is fine in the Premier League. The farewell to Napoli was for a tactical reason, he is more suitable in a attack of two and in different situations from how Sarri plays.”

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has also talked down the idea of Gabbiadini moving, saying the Italian is an important member of his squad.

But if come the summer Gabbiadini has spent much of the remainder of the season sat on the bench, with Guido Carrillo being preferred, then it’s likely things can change.

The 26 year old isn’t going to relish being back up to Carrillo, if that’s the case, and if he’s not involved as much as he’d like then a transfer is a plausible solution.