After being linked with Wolves, Wolverhamptons Wanderers and then Wolves some more, André Silva could end up heading to Southampton if the Premier League club cough up enough money in the coming weeks.
This is what Gazzetta dello Sport report on Wednesday, as they claim the Saints have already made an offer of a loan with a view to buy worth €18m + bonuses for the Portugal international.
The offer for Silva comes after a relatively poor season for the 23-year-old, who started off his loan at Sevilla in terrific fashion before seemingly forgetting how to find the back of the net altogether, with his last goal in the league coming in January.
That appears to be why Southampton have entered the discussions with a relatively ‘low’ offer, but Milan have deemed it ‘unsatisfactory’, deciding they want at least €25m for their forward.
Gazzetta explain that, for now, the idea is to move forward with the striker at Milan, so that Marco Giampaolo can have a look at him first hand, but should an ‘adequate’ offer arrive on their desk, the Serie A side wouldn’t stand in the way of a transfer.
Furthermore, a lot could depend on Silva’s intentions, as he has yet to return from his holiday to get back to work.
Southampton now know how much more they need to find down the back of the sofa if they are truly intent on signing the Portuguese.