Southampton have been working hard this summer to improve their squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign.
The Saints had a poor season where they managed to survive relegation by the skin of their teeth and Mark Hughes will be determined to ensure the side are better this year.
He has already signed a number of players to help with their efforts, including the likes of Angus Gunn, Jannik Vestergaard, Stuart Armstrong and Mohamed Elyounoussi, however, he will also want to keep some of his stars at the Saint Mary’s Stadium as well.
One man that it is thought to be wanted on the south coast is Manolo Gabbiadini, despite reports in Italy claiming he is wanted in his homeland.
The Italy international did not have the best of season’s last year, despite having had a huge impact following his arrival in January 2017.
The Saints will be hoping that the striker can get back to the form he had shown in the early stages as they need someone that can find the back of the net regularly.
However, Southampton will feel confident that Gabbiadini will remain on the south coast following comments that his agent made recently, stating his client was ready to improve on last season’s poor showing.
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