Since Manolo Gabbiadini moved to Southampton in January 2017, the word in Italy has always been that he would be back to Serie A someday.

With even the player admitting the desire to return to his home country, the transfer rumours have been a thing for the past year, especially due to Southampton’s poor campaign in the Premier League.

Lazio have recently been reported as a potential club for him, as the Italian side would be keeping an eye on the Saints’ possible relegation as a reason to go after their players.

Following these rumours, Radio RMC spoke to Gabbiadini’s agent, and asked him if there’s any chance the player could be moving to Lazio in the next summer.

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Silvio Pagliari claimed Lazio’s chase isn’t something new, and even mentioned club director Igli Tare as one of those responsible for the interest.

“Now he’s busy with Southampton’s salvation, he has no head elsewhere,” Pagliari told RMC (via Tutto Mercato Web). “Within a month the league will end, then we’ll see. With Tare and Lazio it’s an old story, dating back to four, five years ago, before Gabbiadini’s transfer to Sampdoria.”

None of these reports have claimed how much Southampton would demand for the player. Having cost the club €17m, maybe his average season didn’t really raise his price.