On January 3rd, we carried a report from Estadio Deportivo, who claimed that Real Betis are interested in signing Manolo Gabbiadini, while there are clubs in Italy also looking at the Southampton striker.

Since Ralph Hasenhuttl replaced Mark Hughes at St Mary’s Stadium, the 27-year-old has made one substitute appearance and was left out of the squad for the remaining matches.

The new Saints manager has admitted the former Napoli man can leave the club in the ongoing transfer window and have now brought the latest update surrounding his future.

Betis’ interest is once again relayed by the Italian website, while other clubs like CSKA Moscow, Spartak Moscow, Fenerbahçe and Schalke also gets a mention as these five clubs are in the race for the player’s signature.

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At this stage, the possibility of the frontman returning to the Serie A is limited and the Premier League outfit are ready to sanction his transfer as they have worked out two different formulas.

The first one is to sell him for a fee of €13-€15m in January and the other one is to send him out on loan with an option or obligation to buy after theend of the season.

It would be interesting to see as to where Gabbiadini will play after January.