Reports from Sky Italy have indicated that Manolo Gabbiadini has agreed a deal to join his former club Sampdoria on loan.

It outlines that Saints will receive £10.75m in the summer from the Italian side and then there will be additional payments of £450,000 if the striker reaches a set amount of goals.

As well as that, Sampdoria are expected to fork out another lump sum of £250,000 if they qualify for a European tournament.

Speaking last week on the issue, Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed Saints had received offers for the 27-year-old.

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Ralph Hasenhuttl

Hasenhuttl said: “A few teams are interested in Manolo and we have a look and if there’s a result we tell you.

“Sure (there has been offers). We have to decide and he has to decide where he wants to go."

Gabbiadini joined Saints in the January transfer window back in 2017 and has gone onto make 47 appearances for the St Mary’s side.

He immediately hit the ground running and netted in his opening four games, which included a brace in the EFL Cup final against Manchester United.

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Manolo Gabbiadini

However, he failed to maintain his eye for goal and has struggled to recapture the impressive form he displayed when he was signed by former boss Claude Puel.

Gabbiadini has mustered 10 goals in total for Saints, which is partly down to a lack of form and being denied the opportunity to be a regular starter.

Hasenhuttl made it clear that he needed to ship players out of the club before being in the position to sign new ones.

Because of this, Saints’ striker was one of the obvious ones to go after he had garnered a significant amount of interest from his native Italy.