Manolo Gabbiadini managed to score the opener for Southampton at the weekend as they picked up a much-needed point against Watford.
The Italy international has struggled for game-time this season under Mark Hughes, having started just once prior to the game against the Hornets.
However, his goal and overall play could see him become a prominent figure for the Saints once again following the international break.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a return to the Serie A in recent months as he has found it difficult to break into the side and it appears those rumours are to stay.
However, it is understood that the Italians could face trouble trying to land him because of the wages he currently earns.
Gabbiadini is believed to be earning around 2million a year with Southampton, something that is believed to be out of Sampdoria’s price range.
This news story should not come as a surprise as Gabbiadini is consistently linked with a move back to the Serie A on what seems likely a weekly basis.
The Italian striker showed Hughes what he could bring to the side and looked very good on the right wing against Watford prior to the international break.
The 26-year-old will surely look to use that performance as a springboard to get more starts for the Saints, starting with their game against Fulham once the Premier League action returns.
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