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17:15  11 january  2019
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Manolo Gabbiadini in talks with Sampdoria over a loan-to-buy move

Manolo Gabbiadini in talks with Sampdoria over a loan-to-buy move Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is in talks with Sampdoria over a potential loan-to-buy move, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke. The Serie A side are reportedly close to taking Gabbiadini on loan until the end of the season, where they will then have an obligation to buy him for £9million. Southampton are no strangers to deals structured in this way as they have a similar agreement with Liverpool for Danny Ings. The Italian international has apparently been told that he does not feature in manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s plans going forward and as such, he’s been given permission to look for a move in January. Gabbiadini joined Southampton back in January 2017 and hit the ground running, scoring six goals in his first four games for the club. However, he’s only scored another six goals in since and it looks like his time at St Mary’s will soon be coming to an end.

Manolo Gabbiadini has agreed to rejoin Sampdoria for €13m ( £ 11.7m) and so end an unhappy spell at Southampton.

In July 2013, he was once again sold in co-ownership to Sampdoria , where he scored a personal On 9 July 2013, Sampdoria acquired the 50 percent registration rights of Gabbiadini from Atalanta for €5.5 million "Southampton complete £ 15m signing of Italy striker Manolo Gabbiadini ". The Guardian.

Gabbiadini completes £12million switch to Sampdoria © Getty Manolo Gabbiadini has bid farewell to Southampton

Manolo Gabbiadini has completed his £12million move from Southampton to Sampdoria.

Signed from Napoli in January 2017, the 27-year-old hit the ground running at St Mary’s and netted a brace in the EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester United.

Gabbiadini also scored a crucial goal against Swansea as Southampton beat the drop last season, but the Italy international has struggled for game time and form during his time with Saints.

The popular striker failed to make a single appearance after Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed manager last month and has now joined Sampdoria in a deal Press Association Sport understands is worth £12million.

Gabbiadini scored 12 goals in 60 appearances during his time at Saints and joins Sampdoria, who lie seventh in Serie A, for a second spell.

Gabbiadini completes £12million switch to Sampdoria © Nick Potts Manolo Gabbiadini scored for Southampton twice in the EFL Cup final (Nick Potts/PA)

The Italian’s exit is part of a January reshuffle being undertaken by Saints boss Hasenhuttl.

Club captain Steven Davis has joined Rangers on loan for the rest of the season, while defender Wesley Hoedt and goalkeeper Fraser Forster are free to leave.

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Gabbiadini secures permanent Italy return with former club Sampdoria.
Sampdoria have completed the signing of Manolo Gabbiadini from Southampton, as the striker returns to his former stomping ground.

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