A week ago, on April 1st, we covered a story from Italy, more specifically from Il Resto del Carlino, claiming that Bologna in Serie A had been offered a Southampton defender.

The man in question is Wesley Hoedt, who never managed to convince Saints managers he should be considered for a first-team role, eventually leading to his loans to Celta Vigo and then Royal Antwerp.

As things stand, the player is still technically contracted to the Belgian club until the end of his temporary deal, but once that’s over, he will need to find himself a new club, which is why someone is offering him around.

Gazzetta dello Sport confirm all this on Wednesday, explaining those in charge of transfers at Bologna received a phone call telling them Hoedt would be available.

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The Dutch centre-back knows Serie A football well, having played at Lazio for two seasons before being bought by Southampton for €16m.

Once again, there’s no details of how much he would cost, but as we stated previously, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Premier League club try to recoup as much of their original expenditure as possible.

And for Ralph Hasenhüttl, that would be one less thing to worry about.