Milan are believed to have an interest in Manolo Gabbiadini, however Southampton won’t settle for a loan with choice to purchase.
According to this morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport, technical director Leonardo is keen to bring Gabbiadini back to Serie A.
Saints worth him at around €15m, but would be willing to do business for around €12m.
However the structure of the deal is major point, because the English club won’t let Gabbiadini leave on loan with an choice to purchase.
The only method Southampton can think about a loan is if there’s an obligation to make the deal permanent, however financial fair Play means Milan cannot commit to spending that cash.
Next season’s budget will be dependent on Champions League qualification, with Paolo Maldini already admitting that's central to signing Gonzalo Higuain and Tiémoué Bakayoko outright.