Premier League clubs are trying hard to complete deals for players ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline day. Southampton are one of the clubs in the thick of it, as Claude Puel’s team have been negotiating with Napoli to sign Manolo Gabbiadini.
Yesterday, we reported Southampton have increased their offer to €16m plus €4m in bonuses for Gabbiadini, but it now appears that isn’t enough either for the Serie A club.
According to Sky Italia (via Tutto Napoli), Napoli want Southampton to increase the fixed amount to €18m, whilst 10% of any future transfer of the player has also been agreed.
Southampton have also agreed personal terms with the Italian forward, who will earn €2.5m per year until 2021 should he make the move.
Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis has also suggested a possible 18 month loan deal, if Gabbiadini signs an extension at the Serie A club. However, it is understood Gabbiadini has no intentions to leave on loan or sign an extension with Napoli.
Interestingly, Corriere dello Sport yesterday reported Sunderland have also joined the race to sign Gabbiadini, but there’s no follow up here on that.