Sampdoria have offered a loan deal for Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini with an obligation to buy for £10.75m, according to Sky in Italy.
The Serie A club want to take the 27-year-old back to Italy but the deal hinges on them offloading Polish striker Dawid Kownacki first.
Gabbiadini joined Saints from Napoli in January 2017 for £14.6m. He has made 60 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals.
However, the Italy international has made only one appearance under Ralph Hassenhuttl - as a late substitute in the Austrian's opening match in charge against Cardiff - and was left out of the squad for Saturday's 2-2 FA Cup draw at Derby.
Real Betis are also interested and Hasenhuttl said at the weekend that the final decision will be down to Gabbiadini.
"Sure [they have had bids], we have to decide and he has to decide where he wants to go," said Hassenhuttl.
"There are a few teams interested in Manolo, we will have a look and if there's a result, we'll tell you."