Now that Southampton are all but safe from relegation in the Premier League, they can start thinking about next season and how to avoid facing the same struggles as those endured over the past eight months.
Among those will be finding a forward who can get at least 10 league goals, which Manolo Gabbiadini has proven he isn’t, despite a triumphant start to his St Mary’s career when he first arrived from Napoli and scoring the oh so important goal against Swansea midweek.
The Italian has put the ball into the back of the net just five times in 28 appearances this season, and the running story in Italy is he wouldn’t mind returning to Italy even if he’s quite happy in England.
We’ve already covered stories sending him to Fiorentina or Bologna, but now Torino are being thrown into the mix.
Tuttosport are the ones running the latest story, looking at how feasible the transfer is.
Having bought him for around €20m from Napoli, Southampton aren’t expected to want to make a loss on the 26-year-old, but there’s hope a push from the player himself could get the price down a bit.
The idea here would be to partner him with Andrea Belotti if possible, hoping it would help spark the Torino star back to life after a disappointing season by his standards.
Indirect contacts are said to have been made to find out his availability, and all this appears to just be an idea for now.
Nothing concrete, but it seems Gabbiadini could become, once again, a recurring story in a summer transfer window.