There’s a bit of confusion going around in the Italian media when it comes to Manolo Gabbiadini and what his future holds.
The Southampton striker hasn’t exactly been a regular under Mark Hughes, and only scored his first goal of the season the weekend before the international break in a 1-1 draw against Watford.
This lack of game time has led to a number of stories being written about a return to Italy, and, if you were to believe every report, half of the clubs in Serie A are interested.
On Thursday, we covered quotes from his agent, Silvio Pagliari, who claimed Gabbiadini was deemed ‘unsellable’ at St Mary’s, and that the Italian would be happy to stay in England.
Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday, however, have a different version of the situation, stating the former Napoli forward would ‘voluntarily leave’ the Premier League.
So it’s really a case of whether you believe his agent’s words, who will be doing his utmost to calm the situation, even if offers are on the table, or a newspaper who will want a player like Gabbiadini to return to Serie A, because it’s their league.
It wouldn’t be the first time something is said in public only for the exact opposite to be happening behind closed doors.
We’ll just have to wait and see.