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