Around mid-October, a brief spell of articles in Italy concerning Southampton’s Dusan Tadic made the rounds on transfer websites after Calciomercato ran an ‘exclusive’ stating AC Milan were in talks for the Serbian playmaker.

Quickly disappearing soon after, we haven’t heard much more about it.

Until now, that is.

On Friday, Corriere dello Sport map where AC Milan’s director of sport, Massimiliano Mirabelli, has been over the past few months to observe players, and a trip to St Mary’s Stadium was on his itinerary.

The Italian was allegedly there on the 16th of October to watch the Serbian attacking midfielder play against Burnley, a game the Saints won 3-1 thanks to a brace from Charlie Austin and a Nathan Redmond finish.

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The Serie A side have big plans for the future, with Chinese investors hoping to have the club bought by the January transfer window, and a cash injection could be coming their way.

With a solid core of young talented players, including superstar goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, the prospect of moving to a team on the up and playing decent football under Vincenzo Montella, could be one that interests more than a few, including Tadic.

Then again, it all depends where Southampton and Milan end up in their respective leagues come the summer.