On January 2nd, Gazzetta dello Sport confirmed AC Milan had joined the race in signing Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini.

It was also claimed the Saints will not sanction a loan deal and are looking for €12m fee for any transfer in the winter market.

The same day, Calciomercato claimed the striker’s agent Silvio Pagliari had ‘just a chat’ with the Serie A outfit’s sporting director Leonardo.

Real Betis are also interested in the Italian and Estadio Deportivo now brings us the latest update.

The Spanish outlet have contacted the agency that represents the 27-year-old and they have found out that his agent is ‘currently’ in England to see first hand what Southampton are planning on doing with his client.

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It’s explained that potential suitors can move for the frontman once the Premier League outfit ‘confirm their intention’.

The report also suggests Gabbiadini’s entourage have assured that none of the interested clubs have moved for the Southampton attacker just yet.

Since Southampton appointed Ralph Hasenhüttl as their new manager in December, the former Napoli man played only for 15 minutes and has been left out of the squad in the last five matches.