Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent is continually speaking to the Italian media.

Usually it’s after there’s been another raft of rumours linking his client with a return to Serie A.

Even when Gabbiadini was spending his first days as a Southampton player there were reports in his home country about an eventual return, and those haven’t stopped since.

Bologna are the club linked most, but around half of Serie A have had links with the former Italy international.

This time, Silvio Pagliari wanted to speak of the regret he has over Gabbiadini’s Napoli exit and what has happened at the club since.

He feels that had the striker been playing under Carlo Ancelotti then things would have been very different, and therefore the Southampton move wouldn’t have happened in the first place.

Pagliari was speaking to RadioKissKiss, and the comments have been picked up by CalcioNapoli24: “Napoli Regret? Great regret that he was not coached by Ancelotti. When he was in Naples there was a great coach, Maurizio Sarri, who had another conception of squad management. With Ancelotti, Manolo would have played more, but we must not look at the past. Now the goal is to return to the national team.”

On Gabbiadini’s future at Southampton, Pagliari said: “He should remain in the Premier League, the coach has changed and we’ll see.”