Southampton close in on signing of Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli

NAPLES, ITALY - AUGUST 01: Manolo Gabbiadini of Napoli in action during the pre-season friendly match between SSC Napoli and OGC Nice at Stadio San Paolo o
Image: Manolo Gabbiadini signed for Napoli in 2015

Southampton are close to agreeing a deal to sign Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli for £17m, according to Sky Italia.

`The deal currently being discussed is £13.6m plus £3.4m in add-ons for the 25-year-old forward, who has been capped six times by Italy.

The Saints are reportedly offering Gabbiadini a four-year contract worth £40,000 a week, with Napoli set to get a 10 per cent cut of any sell-on fee.

Gabbiadini previously played for Atalanta, Bologna on loan and Sampdoria before joining Napoli in the January 2015 transfer window.

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Southampton are apparently keen to add an extra option up front, having lost Charlie Austin to injury until the spring.

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