On January 12th, we covered claims made in Italy that explained Southampton and Leicester City like Bologna’s Mattias Svanberg.
It was also stated AC Milan have included the midfielder in their winter transfer target list.
It’s been a month since the mid-season window closed and Calciomercato provides us with a background of the events that took place in the last market, and also the clubs who are interested in the 22-year-old.
The Saints get a mention and the website adds Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side ‘attempted an approach’ for the Sweden international in January.
Southampton weren’t successful with their efforts because the Serie A side weren’t interested in letting the player leave in the middle of the season.
Juventus and Inter are watching him, while the Rossoneri are ‘undoubtedly’ the ‘most interested’ club since their chiefs, Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara, have Svanberg’s name ‘circled in red’ in their target list.
Calciomercato doesn’t specify whether or not Southampton still retain an interest in the former Malmö FF man.
Bologna are not willing to offer any discounts in the summer and they value him at no less than €15m. The report adds the figure ‘could rise’ if Svanberg continues to shine with his impressive displays until the end of the season.