With Southampton comfortably mid-table and a headache for any travelling team, Ralph Hasenhüttl has done well in turning things around over the past year or so.
He’s managed to get the best out of Danny Ings in the process, as well as getting a few goals out of Che Adams, but it appears the opportunity to potentially sign a better goalscorer couldn’t be ignored, according to Il Romanista.
The Italian website believe the Saints made an offer for AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko, who is currently at a crossroads in Italy’s capital.
Falling out with his manager, the Bosnia international is being pushed to one side by his manager, Paulo Fonseca, meaning an exit has been looked at.
However, his age (nearly 35) and hefty wages have made things difficult, with the likes of Barcelona and Inter turning down the chance for various reasons, while Juventus feel his wages are a bit high for what they’re looking for.
As for ‘offers of Premier League clubs’, with both West Ham and Southampton named, they ‘weren’t taken into consideration’ as neither club could ‘satisfy the player’s ambitions’.
All that’s left to do for Tiago Pinto, Roma’s general director, is to try and bring everyone together, at least until the end of the season.
At that point, he’ll have one year left on his contract and an exit might be easier to find.