Manolo Gabbiadini returning to Bologna has been a theme in the Italian media for several weeks.
The player’s agent has said enough to make it clear a transfer will be considered in the summer, but also made it clear Gabbiadini still has hopes of making himself a Premier League success.
Bologna look to be doing some early transfer planning, because Calciomercato report the Southampton player is joined by Hull City’s Abel Hernandez as a transfer target.
The Hull City player has a contract expiring in June and will likely try to make the most out of his free transfer status.
Southampton would demand a big fee for Gabbiadini, even if he seems something of an outcast right now, and the Italian striker would be a much more costly deal than Hernandez, even with the latter inevitably wanting a big signing on fee and agent commission.