Manolo Gabbiadini has a new suitor, joining Southampton, West Brom and Leicester as potential destinations.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Watford are considering bringing the 25-year-old to Vicarage Road, but like everyone else, the Premier League side feel the asking price is a bit high.

Aurelio De Laurentiis is trying to hold out for €25m, but Southampton, who appear to be the favourites, are only prepared to offer €18m + €2m in performance bonuses, a fee the rest also feel is far fairer.

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Known to be stubborn, the Napoli president is unlikely to change his mind, and Gazzetta report the player’s agent has even asked the Italian club for a new contract for his client if they refuse to lower their demands.

The Italian newspaper report Watford have been in contact with his agent, as have West Brom and Leicester, all waiting for De Laurentiis to lower his demands.

Gabbiadini’s agent told Radio CRC on Monday the Serie A side should lower their demands for his client or things could start going off the boil, and that’s in essence what Gazzetta are reporting on Tuesday.

As for Watford’s interest, Gazzetta suggest Gabbiadini ‘wouldn’t mind a move there’, most likely due to the presence of Walter Mazzarri at the helm.

Looking at the teams mentioned, only West Brom and Southampton really need strikers, while Watford would have had they accepted a bid for Odion Ighalo from Tony Pulis’ side.

Considering that isn’t the case, the Hornets’ reported interest, at this stage, appears to have been nothing more than an enquiry in case they had to replace their Nigerian forward.