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Southampton should be open to selling Gabbiadini during January window

Fiorentina are looking at the prospect of bringing Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini back to Italy, according to Sky Sports.

Sky Sports claim that there is interest from Florence and their Serie A rivals Bologna, as well as from English and Spanish clubs in the 27-year-old frontman.

They report that Southampton are set to have a decision to make on the player they signed for £14.6m in January 2017 as they look to put together a squad capable of avoiding the drop.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has made an instant impact at St Mary’s and one noticeable difference is the intensity and pace with which his side are already playing with.

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That high-octane style that worked so well for the Austrian at RB Leizpig is completely at odds with Gabbiadini’s relaxed, languid approach that generally relies on him poaching goals and being sharp in the box.

But with Danny Ings offering the work rate and the assurance in front of goal, Gabbiadini is beginning to look surplus to requirements and it is hard to see how he will fit into Hasenhuttl’s blueprint.

And with such interest in Gabbiadini, Southampton should be able to generate a reasonable transfer fee, which they could use to revamp their frontline ahead of a survival bid.

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