Claude Puel’s Southampton are now in pole position to sign Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini.
Gabbiadini has been under the radar of top Premier League clubs in the last two transfer windows and now Southampton are keen on roping in the Italian striker.
According to recent reports, Southampton have launched a €16 million bid for the Italian but Napoli are holding out as they have set an asking price of €25 million for their star striker.
Foottheball sources confirm that West Ham, West Brom and Stoke City are also in the race to sign the 25-year-old striker, who is currently lacking game time at Napoli.
Southampton have repeatedly failed to match Napoli’s asking price for the Italian striker but it is believed that it is only a matter of time for the Italian to don the Saints shirt.