Three days ago, we covered a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, who claimed that Fiorentina are interested in Manolo Gabbiadini as their director of football, Pantaleo Corvino, admitted that he always liked the Southampton striker.

Ralph Hasenhüttl replaced Mark Hughes at St Mary’s Stadium earlier this month and the striker has made only one start under the new manager, while he was dropped from the squad for their 3-2 victory over Arsenal.

According to Sky in Italy, the former Napoli man wanted to leave the Premier League side in the summer, but no deal took shape and he continued with his current employer.

However, after playing little under the new manager, he is ‘even more likely’ to return to Serie A in the winter market as there are ‘more clubs’ interested in the player.

Bologna and Fiorentina are the two clubs that are ‘most interested’ in the Southampton attacker and they could face competition from England and Spain.

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The report mentions that with Gabbiadini on the market, it should not be a surprise if the competition to secure his services increases in the coming days.