Sampdoria make loan offer for Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini with obligation to buy

Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini
Image: Sampdoria want to take Italy striker Manolo Gabbiadini back to Serie A

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.

Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton battles for possession with Manolo Gabbiadini of Southampton during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on October 2, 2018 in Liverpool, England
Image: Gabbiadini joined Southampton from Napoli in January 2017

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.

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"There are a few teams interested in Manolo, we will have a look and if there's a result, we'll tell you."

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